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James Boyle on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger for ME Governor: Click here for James Boyle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kenneth Capron on Civil Rights
Independent candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kenneth Capron on other issues.
  • Comfortable with same-sex marriage. (Jul 2018)
Alan Caron on Civil Rights
Independent candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Caron on other issues.
  • Comfortable with same-sex marriage. (Jul 2018)
Eliot Cutler on Civil Rights
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Cutler on other issues.
  • Worked to uphold a law legalizing same-sex marriage. (Jan 2014)
  • Early and vocal supporter of Maine's marriage equality. (Dec 2013)
Paul LePage on Civil Rights
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
  • Confederate monuments are about a war for land. (Aug 2017)
  • Publicly insulted the NAACP. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep marriage as sacred union of one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)
Mary Mayhew on Civil Rights
Republican candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for Mary Mayhew on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Michaud on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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 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)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 89% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Janet Mills on Civil Rights
Democratic candidate for Maine Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Janet Mills on other issues.
  • Decries proposal to eliminate Civil Rights Funding. (May 2017)
Shawn Moody on Civil Rights
Republican candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for Shawn Moody on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Thibodeau on Civil Rights
Republican Challenger for ME Governor: Click here for Mike Thibodeau on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

ME 2018: ME Congressional representatives, past and present


Shenna Bellows on Civil Rights
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
  • Leader in Women's Leadership Coalition & women's rights. (Nov 2013)
  • ENDA is a good start; full marriage equality is next. (Nov 2013)
  • Battled to legalize same-sex marriage. (Oct 2013)
  • Postponed her straight marriage until gay marriage allowed. (Oct 2013)
Eric Brakey on Civil Rights
GOP Candidate for U.S Senate from Maine: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Brakey on other issues.
  • Leave transgender bathroom policy up to local school board. (Nov 2018)
Scott D`Amboise on Civil Rights
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Supports the reasonable policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. (Jan 2012)
  • Treat all races and genders the same. (Nov 2006)
Chris Lyons on Civil Rights
Libertarian candidate for Maine U. S. Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Lyons on other issues.
  • Education will achieve affirmative action, not law. (Mar 2018)
  • Government should have no say on same-sex marriage. (Mar 2018)
  • Comfortable with same-sex marriage. (Mar 2018)
Janet Mills on Civil Rights
Democratic Candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Janet Mills on other issues.
  • Decries proposal to eliminate Civil Rights Funding. (May 2017)
Zak Ringelstein on Civil Rights
Democratic candidate for Maine U. S. Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zak Ringelstein on other issues.
  • Supports women's rights and equal pay for equal work. (Jun 2018)

House:


Jared Golden on Civil Rights
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Jared Golden on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Michaud on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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 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)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 89% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees. (May 2009)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Chellie Pingree on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • No discrimination based on gender identity & orientation. (Nov 2008)
  • Work towards pay equity for women. (Nov 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Protect LGBT families from illegal immigrant deportation. (Sep 2011)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Jul 2014)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
Bruce Poliquin on Civil Rights
Republican House Member (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Poliquin on other issues.
  • Supports barring same sex marriage(Christian Coalition rating). (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes homosexual civil rights. (Aug 2014)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Civil Rights
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Rated A by National Review on pro-gay issues. (Jan 2007)
  • 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)
Angus King on Civil Rights
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Supports gay marriage. (Apr 2012)
  • We piously judge slaveowners; would we endure peer censure? (Aug 2011)
  • Required Maine insurers to recognize domestic partnerships. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
Angus King on Civil Rights
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Supports gay marriage. (Apr 2012)
  • We piously judge slaveowners; would we endure peer censure? (Aug 2011)
  • Required Maine insurers to recognize domestic partnerships. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
Tom Allen on Civil Rights
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Tom Allen on Civil Rights
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
William Cohen on Civil Rights
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for William Cohen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Jim Longley on Civil Rights
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jean Hay Bright on Civil Rights
Democratic challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
  • Marriage Protection Amendment is indefensible. (May 2006)
  • Special Prosecutor should investigate Bush FISA violations. (Feb 2006)
  • Require companies to hire more women & minorities. (Dec 2005)
  • Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws. (Dec 2005)
  • Flag desecration expresses gripes in a Constitutional way. (Sep 2005)
Matt Dunlap on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
  • Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws. (Nov 2002)
  • Affirmative action ok, but not on state contracts. (Nov 2002)
Eric Mehnert on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chellie Pingree on Civil Rights
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • No discrimination based on gender identity & orientation. (Nov 2008)
  • Work towards pay equity for women. (Nov 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Protect LGBT families from illegal immigrant deportation. (Sep 2011)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Jul 2014)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
John Baldacci on Civil Rights
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Rated A by National Review on pro-gay issues. (Jan 2007)
  • 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)
Susan Collins on Civil Rights
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • Co-sponsored Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Nov 2013)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • 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 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 78% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 57% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Cynthia Dill on Civil Rights
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • Close the gender pay gap. (May 2012)
  • Legalize marriage equality. (May 2012)
Olympia Snowe on Civil Rights
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe on other issues.
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • 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 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 78% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 57% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Charlie Summers on Civil Rights
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Sep 2012)
  • No same-sex marriage; defined by Constitutional Amendment. (Nov 2008)
  • Affirmative action ok, but not in contracting decisions. (Nov 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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