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Steve Beshear on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • Will veto a bill that would ban gay marriage in KY. (Jan 2010)
  • Supports affirmative actions programs. (Nov 1996)

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Matt Bevin on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Oct 2013)
Alison Grimes on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
  • Fight for pay equity for women. (Nov 2013)
Mitch McConnell on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Rated 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 7% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Rand Paul on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Redefining marriage leads to economic and moral problems. (Jun 2013)
  • No national law on same-sex marriage; leave it to states. (May 2013)
  • Illegal to impose racial segregation in the private sector. (May 2010)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)

House:


Andy Barr on Civil Rights
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Andy Barr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
Ben Chandler on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 25% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 75% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Brett Guthrie on Civil Rights
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brett Guthrie on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Thomas Massie on Civil Rights
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Hal Rogers on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Hal Rogers on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Ed Whitfield on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
John Yarmuth on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women). (Jan 2011)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 36% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Ernie Fletcher on Civil Rights
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • No quotas for affirmative action. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Paul Patton on Civil Rights
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wendell Ford on Civil Rights
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Ken Lucas on Civil Rights
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Dan Mongiardo on Civil Rights
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
  • Supported applying anti-bullying law to gays. (Jun 2004)
  • No affirmative action in schools or government. (Nov 2000)
  • No civil unions, no same-sex marriage. (Nov 2000)
Scotty Baesler on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
James Buckmaster on Civil Rights
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Jan 2010)
Jim Bunning on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning on other issues.
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Jan 1998)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on ending the set-aside of 10% of highway funds for minorities. (Apr 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 7% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Jack Conway on Civil Rights
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
  • Claims Paul questions Civil Rights Act and the ADA. (Oct 2010)
  • I abhor discrimination; end "don't ask, don't tell". (Oct 2010)
  • Marriage is only between a man and a woman. (Jul 2010)
  • Affirmative action addresses proven past discrimination. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports affirmative action. (Aug 2010)
Greg Fischer on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ernie Fletcher on Civil Rights
Republican (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • No quotas for affirmative action. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Trey Grayson on Civil Rights
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2009)
Ron Lewis on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Supports Fair Pay Act: women still earn 77% of what men earn. (Apr 2008)
  • MLK’s message is as relevant today as it was in 1960s. (Apr 2008)
Anne Meagher Northup on Civil Rights
Republican (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup on other issues.
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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