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OH 2012: 2012 Ohio Senate Debates


Sherrod Brown on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • Voted against the Patriot Act because it is unpatriotic. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposed Issue 1, the state gay marriage ban. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 87% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% 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)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Josh Mandel on Civil Rights
Republican Nominee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Josh Mandel on other issues.
  • Supported same-sex partner rights in college; now opposes. (May 2012)
  • Don't add sexual orientation to anti-discrimination bills. (May 2012)
  • Supports a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
Rob Portman on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Supports legalizing same-sex marriage. (Nov 2013)
  • Gov't shouldn't deny gay couples opportunity to get married. (Mar 2013)
  • Bible says "we are all children of God": that includes gays. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)

House:


Joyce Beatty on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joyce Beatty on other issues.
  • Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Oct 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
John Boccieri on Civil Rights
Democratic challenger (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Boccieri on other issues.
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
John Boehner on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OH-8): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Boehner 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 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Steve Chabot on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OH-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Steve Chabot 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)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Rated 7% 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 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Marcia Fudge on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Marcia Fudge on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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 anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Bob Gibbs on Civil Rights
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Gibbs on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Oct 2013)
Bill Johnson on Civil Rights
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
Jim Jordan on Civil Rights
Republican: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jordan 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)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Dave Joyce on Civil Rights
Republican (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Joyce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Marcy Kaptur on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (OH-9): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Marcy Kaptur 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)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 75% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women). (Jan 2011)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports ERA and comparable work pay rules for women. (Jul 1999)
Steven LaTourette on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OH-14): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Steven LaTourette 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 NO 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)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 8% 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 44% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Bob Latta on Civil Rights
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Latta on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Jim Renacci on Civil Rights
Republican (District 16): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Renacci on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
Tim Ryan on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (OH-17): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Tim Ryan 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)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 63% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Steve Stivers on Civil Rights
Republican (District 15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stivers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Ensure disabled access to public pools. (Jan 2013)
Betty Sutton on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Betty Sutton on other issues.
  • Supports pay equity and opposes glass ceiling. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • 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)
  • by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Pat Tiberi on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OH-12): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Pat Tiberi 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 36% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure disabled access to public pools. (Jan 2013)
Mike Turner on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OH-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mike Turner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 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 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Brad Wenstrup on Civil Rights
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Wenstrup on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Kasich on Civil Rights
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Admires courage of Aung San Suu Kyi & Rosa Parks. (Jun 2010)
  • Made speech in high school to ease tensions during race riot. (May 2006)
  • End “racial profiling” locally, or federally. (May 1999)
  • Affirmative action OK via recruitment; not via quotas. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Ted Strickland on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Bob Taft on Civil Rights
Republican OH Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Taft on other issues.
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Kevin Coughlin on Civil Rights
Former Republican Senate Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Kevin Coughlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Pryce on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Pryce on other issues.
  • End affirmative action programs. (Nov 2010)
  • Marriage only between one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)
Steve Austria on Civil Rights
Republican (Retiring 2012) (District 7): Click here for Steve Austria on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dennis Kucinich on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (OH-10): Click here for 37 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Kucinich on other issues.
  • Not any issue on which he disagrees with GLBT community. (Aug 2007)
  • Real GLBT equality includes the right to marry. (Aug 2007)
  • Supports reparations for slavery, to “repair the breach”. (Jul 2007)
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender right to marry. (Jul 2007)
  • Supreme Court has forgotten 13th, 14th, & 15th Amendment. (Jul 2007)
  • Overturn the Patriot Act as unconstitutional. (Jun 2007)
  • Civil marriage is not necessarily between a man & a woman. (Feb 2004)
  • Allow gays and lesbians to marry. (Nov 2003)
  • Reparations for slavery should take form of social programs. (Nov 2003)
  • Repeal the PATRIOT Act: stop being driven by fear. (Sep 2003)
  • Must challenge rationale of USA PATRIOT Act. (Aug 2003)
  • Same sex couples deserve equal domestic benefits. (Aug 2003)
  • Affirmative action is necessary & right & must be preserved. (Aug 2003)
  • Prayer for America: Why put aside Constitutional justice? (Feb 2002)
  • Focus on jobs instead of pitting people against each other. (Jul 1996)

    Voting Record

  • Voted against the misnamed “Patriot Act”. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 64% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Jean Schmidt on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OH-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jean Schmidt 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)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Frank Cremeans on Civil Rights
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for Frank Cremeans on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike DeWine on Civil Rights
Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mike DeWine on other issues.
  • Disturbed by “free speech zones” in public arena. (Jan 2006)
  • 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 YES 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 YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Eric Fingerhut on Civil Rights
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously US Rep: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Fingerhut on other issues.
  • Affirmative action is a good outreach strategy. (Nov 2002)
  • Recognize same-sex civil unions and marriage. (Nov 2002)
Paul Gillmor on Civil Rights
Republican (Deceased 2007) (District 5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Paul Gillmor on other issues.
  • 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 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
John Glenn on Civil Rights
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Glenn on other issues.
  • 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 NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Tony Hall on Civil Rights
Democrat (until 2002) (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tony Hall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
Martin Hoke on Civil Rights
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for Martin Hoke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jennifer Brunner on Civil Rights
2010 Dem. Senate Challenger; currently Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jennifer Brunner on other issues.
  • Marriage equality for same sex and transgendered couples. (Dec 2009)
Eric Deaton on Civil Rights
2010 Constitution Party challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Deaton on other issues.
  • Don't require companies to hire more women & minorities. (Mar 2010)
  • Strongly opposes adoption by same sex partners. (Mar 2010)
Steven Driehaus on Civil Rights
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steven Driehaus on other issues.
  • No civil unions; no same-sex marriage. (Nov 2008)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Lee Fisher on Civil Rights
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lee Fisher on other issues.
  • Same rights regardless of sexual orientation. (Jul 2010)
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work: fair pay for women. (Dec 2009)
  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Sep 2010)
Paul Hackett on Civil Rights
Democratic challenger: Click here for Paul Hackett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Hobson on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OH-7): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Dave Hobson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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 38% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Stephanie Tubbs Jones on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (OH-11): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Tubbs Jones on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
John Kasich on Civil Rights
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Admires courage of Aung San Suu Kyi & Rosa Parks. (Jun 2010)
  • Made speech in high school to ease tensions during race riot. (May 2006)
  • End “racial profiling” locally, or federally. (May 1999)
  • Affirmative action OK via recruitment; not via quotas. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Mary Jo Kilroy on Civil Rights
Democrat (until 2010) (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mary Jo Kilroy on other issues.
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
Michael Oxley on Civil Rights
Republican (District 4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Michael Oxley on other issues.
  • 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 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
Ralph Regula on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OH-16): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Regula 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 NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • 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)
Tom Sawyer on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Sawyer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
Zack Space on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zack Space on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
Louis Stokes on Civil Rights
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 21): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Louis Stokes on other issues.
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Jim Traficant on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Traficant on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
George Voinovich on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator (OH): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for George Voinovich on other issues.
  • 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 YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed 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 25% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Charlie Wilson on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Wilson on other issues.
  • Supports affirmative action for state agencies & colleges. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Sherrod Brown on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • Voted against the Patriot Act because it is unpatriotic. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposed Issue 1, the state gay marriage ban. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 87% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% 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)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Bob Ney on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OH-18): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bob Ney 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 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)
  • Rated 27% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rob Portman on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Supports legalizing same-sex marriage. (Nov 2013)
  • Gov't shouldn't deny gay couples opportunity to get married. (Mar 2013)
  • Bible says "we are all children of God": that includes gays. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Deborah Pryce on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (OH-15): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Deborah Pryce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 23% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-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 36% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Ted Strickland on Civil Rights
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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