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Julian Castro on Civil Rights
Mayor of San Antonio: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
  • Signed onto the "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort. (Jan 2012)
  • Extend city benefits to same-sex domestic partners. (Aug 2011)
Annise Parker on Civil Rights
Mayor of Houston: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Annise Parker on other issues.
  • Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort. (Jan 2012)
  • First openly lesbian mayor of a major American city:. (Dec 2009)
  • Realize the importance of the letter T in GLBT. (Nov 2009)
Rick Perry on Civil Rights
Republican Governor (TX): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Scouts' no-gays is principled like stand against slavery. (May 2013)
  • Civil Rights Act was glorious fulfillment of Declaration. (Nov 2010)
  • Gay marriage is not protected, but judges will declare it so. (Nov 2010)
  • We divvy up races using tools invented to fight racism. (Nov 2010)
  • Suing for girls in Boy Scouts is part of strategic assault. (Feb 2008)
  • Homosexuals are inappropriate role model for adolescent boys. (Feb 2008)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Mike Rawlings on Civil Rights
Mayor of Dallas: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rawlings on other issues.
  • Refused "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" petition. (Jan 2012)
  • Require city contractors to offer domestic partner benefits. (May 2011)

Senate:

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John Cornyn on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator (TX): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Cornyn on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • 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)
Ted Cruz on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Opposes gay pride parades and opposes gay marriage. (Feb 2012)
  • One-man-one-woman marriage is building block of society. (Jul 2011)
  • Disallow Ku Klux Klan from participating in Adopt-A-Highway. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
David Dewhurst on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Dewhurst on other issues.
  • Define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. (Mar 2012)
Kay Bailey Hutchison on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator (TX): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Kay Bailey Hutchison 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 NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • 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 25% 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)
Paul Sadler on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sadler on other issues.
  • Marriage equality for all Americans. (Apr 2012)
  • End discriminatory hiring practices. (Apr 2012)
  • No same-sex marriage; no hate crime definition for gays. (Nov 1998)
  • No affirmative action in state government decisions. (Nov 1998)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)

House:


Joe Linus Barton on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-6): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Joe Linus Barton 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Kevin Brady on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-8): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Brady 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Michael Burgess on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-26): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Michael Burgess 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)
  • 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)
Quico Canseco on Civil Rights
Republican (District 23): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Quico Canseco on other issues.
  • Traditional marriage should be only recognized marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
John Carter on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-31): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Carter 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)
  • 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)
Joaquin Castro on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joaquin Castro on other issues.
  • Supports affirmative action for all state decisions. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (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. (Feb 2013)
Mike Conaway on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-11): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mike Conaway on other issues.
  • Support a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Henry Cuellar on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-28): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Henry Cuellar 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)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
John Culberson on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-7): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Culberson 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)
  • 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 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Lloyd Doggett on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-25): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Lloyd Doggett 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 NO 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 87% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Blake Farenthold on Civil Rights
Republican (District 27): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Blake Farenthold on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Ensure disabled access to public pools. (Jan 2013)
Bill Flores on Civil Rights
Republican (District 17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Flores on other issues.
  • One definition of marriage: one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO 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. (Sep 2013)
Pete Gallego on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 23): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Gallego on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
Louie Gohmert on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Louie Gohmert 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% 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)
Kay Granger on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-12): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Kay Granger 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)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 14% 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 22% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
Al Green on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-9): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Al Green 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)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 75% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 100% 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)
  • Sponsored bill to investigate mortgage discrimination. (Jan 2011)
  • Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women). (Jan 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill honoring the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Gene Green on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-29): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Gene Green 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 73% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-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 86% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • 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)
Ralph Moody Hall on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Moody Hall 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 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (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 17% 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)
Jeb Hensarling on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Hensarling 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)
  • 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)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Oct 2013)
Ruben Hinojosa on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-15): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Ruben Hinojosa on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • 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 73% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 40% 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)
  • Investigate mortgage discrimination in veterans & disabled. (Jan 2011)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 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)
Sheila Jackson Lee on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-18): Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Sheila Jackson Lee 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 NO 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 reparations for slavery. (Aug 2001)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Rated 93% 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)
  • 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)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
Eddie Bernice Johnson on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-30): Click here for 28 full quotes OR click here for Eddie Bernice Johnson 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 NO 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 reparations for slavery. (Aug 2001)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 93% 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 100% 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)
  • Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women). (Jan 2011)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 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)
Sam Johnson on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Sam Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • 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 11% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Scott Keller on Civil Rights
Independent Challenger (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Scott Keller on other issues.
  • The term "minority" should never be needed. (Apr 2013)
  • No same-sex adoption; don't condone homosexual behavior. (Apr 2013)
  • Other approach to hiring more women & minorities. (Apr 2013)
  • Favors same-sex domestic partnership benefits. (Apr 2013)
  • I fully support same-sex domestic partnerships. (Aug 2011)
  • Marriage is a state and local issue. (Aug 2011)
  • Empower women & minorities but no affirmative action. (Aug 2011)
Kenny Marchant on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-24): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Marchant 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 22% 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. (Oct 2013)
Michael McCaul on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-10): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michael McCaul 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)
  • 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)
Randy Neugebauer on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-19): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Randy Neugebauer 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)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Beto O`Rourke on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 16): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Oct 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
Pete Olson on Civil Rights
Republican (District 22): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Olson on other issues.
  • Devoutly pro-traditional marriage. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Ted Poe on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ted Poe 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)
  • 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)
Silvestre Reyes on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-16): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Silvestre Reyes 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 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 64% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 63% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 83% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (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)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Pete Sessions on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-32): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Pete Sessions 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 8% 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)
Lamar Smith on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-21): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Smith 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 25% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Mac Thornberry on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-13): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mac Thornberry 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 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Marc Veasey on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 33): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Marc Veasey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
Filemon Vela on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 34): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Filemon Vela on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (May 2013)
Randy Weber on Civil Rights
Republican (District 14): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Randy Weber on other issues.
  • Fight to preserve traditional marriage. (Nov 2012)
  • No affirmative action; no "gender identity". (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
Roger Williams on Civil Rights
Republican (District 25): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Roger Williams on other issues.
  • Marriage is between one man and one woman, period. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Ames Jones on Civil Rights
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Elizabeth Ames Jones on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Leppert on Civil Rights
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Leppert on other issues.
  • Marched in gay pride parade, but opposes gay marriage. (Feb 2012)
  • Oppose legalizing same sex marriage. (Jul 2011)
Jon Roland on Civil Rights
Libertarian Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Roland on other issues.
  • Allow same-sex couples to marry. (May 2008)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (May 2008)
Charles Gonzalez on Civil Rights
Democrat: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Charles Gonzalez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 86% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 88% 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)
  • 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)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Ron Paul on Civil Rights
Republican Representative (TX-14); previously Libertarian for President: Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Ron Paul on other issues.
  • No federal marriage licenses & no state licenses either. (Aug 2011)
  • Let churches marry couples, without government document. (Jun 2011)
  • Government is totally unnecessary for gay marriage laws. (May 2011)
  • Voluntary associations are better than quotas. (Apr 2011)
  • Definition of marriage is free speech. (Apr 2011)
  • National ID card is part of fear-based government. (Feb 2008)
  • Civil Rights Act was more about property than race relations. (Dec 2007)
  • Against ID for immigrants; it leads to national ID card. (Dec 2007)
  • Protect all voluntary associations; don’t define marriage. (Oct 2007)
  • No affirmative action for any group. (Sep 2007)
  • No need for Marriage Amendment; DOMA is enough. (Sep 2007)
  • First Amendment was written for controversial speech. (Sep 2007)
  • Use power of presidency to restore habeas corpus. (Sep 2007)
  • Don’t ask, don’t tell is a decent policy for gays in army. (Jun 2007)
  • Tamper-proof I.D. for immigrants is a bad idea. (Jan 2006)
  • Gender-equal pay violates idea of voluntary contract. (Dec 1987)
  • In times of war, our freedoms are threatened at home. (Dec 1987)
  • Rights belong only to individuals, not collective groups. (Dec 1987)

    Voting+Sponsorships

  • No legislation to counteract the homosexual agenda. (Sep 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)
  • 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 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 38% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 39% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Steve Stockman on Civil Rights
Republican (District 36): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stockman on other issues.
  • Affirmative actions programs only ok without quotas. ()
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
Tony Sanchez on Civil Rights
Democrat 2000 Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tony Sanchez on other issues.
  • Assist minorities to break the cycle of poverty. (Oct 2002)
  • Has made himself available to the GLBT community. (Oct 2002)
  • Accuses Morales of weakness on affirmative action. (Feb 2002)
Ken Bentsen on Civil Rights
Former Dem.challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006), former U.S. Rep.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
Jack Fields on Civil Rights
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for Jack Fields on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Martin Frost on Civil Rights
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 24): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Martin Frost on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 73% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Phil Gramm on Civil Rights
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gramm on other issues.
  • 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 YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Gene Kelly on Civil Rights
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for Gene Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Kirk on Civil Rights
2002 Democratic Candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ron Kirk on other issues.
  • 9/11 made U.S. more colorblind as King dreamed. (Jan 2002)
Nicholas Lampson on Civil Rights
Democrat (Unseated 2008) (District 9): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Nicholas Lampson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 64% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
Mary Ruwart on Civil Rights
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (TX): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mary Ruwart on other issues.
  • Opposes requiring companies to hire more minorities. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”. (Sep 2000)
Max Sandlin on Civil Rights
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Max Sandlin 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 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on Civil Rights
Republican Former (2006-2007) (District 22): Click here for Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Turner on Civil Rights
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Turner on other issues.
  • 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 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 53% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Bill Archer on Civil Rights
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Archer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Dick Armey on Civil Rights
Republican (District 26): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dick Armey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Chris Bell on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 25): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Bell on other issues.
  • 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)
Ken Bentsen on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 25): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
Henry Bonilla on Civil Rights
Republican (District 23): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Henry Bonilla 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 NO 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)
Ronald Coleman on Civil Rights
Democrat (1982-1996) (District 16): Click here for Ronald Coleman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Combest on Civil Rights
Republican (District 19): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Larry Combest on other issues.
  • 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)
Prof. Tom Davis on Civil Rights
Green Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Prof. Tom Davis on other issues.
  • Require hiring women & minorities is too fuzzy to answer. (Aug 2008)
  • Sexual orientation should be protected by civil rights law. (Aug 2008)
Tom DeLay on Civil Rights
Republican (District 22): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom DeLay 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)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Chet Edwards on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-17): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Chet Edwards 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)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 25% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 83% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Darrel Hunter on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Darrel Hunter on other issues.
  • For civil unions but against gay marriage. (Nov 2004)
  • Videotape to avoid racial oppression but be blind to race. (Nov 2004)
Scott Jameson on Civil Rights
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Scott Jameson on other issues.
  • Don’t require companies to hire more women and minorities. (Aug 2008)
  • Sexual orientation not protected by civil rights law. (Aug 2008)
  • No constitutional definition of marriage. (Oct 2006)
  • Discontinue federal affirmative action programs. (Aug 2006)
  • Public prayer is a civil right. (Jan 2006)
  • Repeal the “unPatriotic Act” of 2001. (Jan 2006)
Rick Noriega on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Noriega on other issues.
  • Government should adopt domestic partner benefit policies. (Mar 2008)
Solomon Ortiz on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-27): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Solomon Ortiz 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 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 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)
  • Rated 47% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 25% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 72% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Barbara Radnofsky on Civil Rights
Democratic challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Radnofsky on other issues.
  • No constitutional definition of marriage. (Aug 2006)
  • No amendment defining one-man-one-woman marriage. (Aug 2006)
  • Equal pay for equal work. (Sep 2005)
Ciro Rodriguez on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (TX-23): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ciro Rodriguez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • 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 79% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Charles Stenholm on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Charles Stenholm 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)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Rated 33% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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