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Bobby Jindal on Civil Rights
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Strong views opposing same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports constitutional amendment to define marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • 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 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)

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Bill Cassidy on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Mary Landrieu on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (LA): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Mary Landrieu on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • 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)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 75% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Increase subsidies for women-owned non-profit business. (Mar 2004)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 86% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Rob Maness on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Maness on other issues.
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Dec 2013)
  • I believe in natural marriage. (Dec 2013)
  • Support traditional marriage. (Nov 2013)
David Vitter on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza. (Oct 2010)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 18% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)
  • Sponsored bill to Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)

House:


Charles Boustany on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • 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)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
John Fleming on Civil Rights
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Fleming on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Jan 2014)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Jeff Landry on Civil Rights
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Landry on other issues.
  • Keep traditional marriage as one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Vance McAllister on Civil Rights
Republican (District 5): Click here for Vance McAllister on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cedric Richmond on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Cedric Richmond on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Feb 2014)
Steve Scalise on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (LA-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steve Scalise on other issues.
  • Authored constitutional amendment to protect marriage. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Kathleen Blanco on Civil Rights
Democratic LA Governor: Click here for Kathleen Blanco on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rodney Alexander on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (LA-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Alexander on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 39% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Bill Cassidy on Civil Rights
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Mike Foster on Civil Rights
Former Republican Governor (1996-2003): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Foster on other issues.
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Richard Hugh Baker on Civil Rights
Republican (Resigned 2008) (District 6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hugh Baker 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 17% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
John Breaux on Civil Rights
Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Breaux on other issues.
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 50% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
John Cooksey on Civil Rights
2004 former Republican Nominee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • 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)
Chris John on Civil Rights
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • 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 NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Chris John on Civil Rights
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • 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 NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Bennett Johnston on Civil Rights
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bennett Johnston on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES 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)
Bob Livingston on Civil Rights
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Livingston on other issues.
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Billy Tauzin on Civil Rights
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Billy Tauzin on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Billy Tauzin III on Civil Rights
Former GOP Challenger (2004) (District 3): Click here for Billy Tauzin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Cao on Civil Rights
Republican (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Cooksey on Civil Rights
Republican (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • 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)
Bobby Jindal on Civil Rights
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Strong views opposing same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports constitutional amendment to define marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • 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 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
John Neely Kennedy on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Neely Kennedy on other issues.
  • Affirmative action is a fair chance. (Oct 2004)
  • Constitutional definition of marriage. (Oct 2004)
Jim McCrery on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (LA-4): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jim McCrery 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)
  • 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)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • 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 31% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Charles Melancon on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination. (Oct 2010)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 78% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Charles Melancon on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination. (Oct 2010)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 78% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
David Vitter on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza. (Oct 2010)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 18% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)
  • Sponsored bill to Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Paul Carmouche on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Paul Carmouche on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Cazayoux on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (LA-6): Click here for Don Cazayoux on other issues.
    No stance on record.
William Jefferson on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (LA-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for William Jefferson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 79% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 38% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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