State of Michigan secondary Archives: on Civil Rights


Debbie Dingell: Same rights regardless of who you love

Everyone deserves the same rights and protections under the law regardless of who they are or who they love. Discrimination in housing, employment, and other facets of American life is immoral, hurts of nation's fragile economy, and must be stopped. I support policies to end discrimination and expand opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and disability.
Source: 2014 MI House campaign website, DebbieDingellForCongress.com Aug 5, 2014

Debbie Dingell: End women being paid less for doing the same job as men

It is critical that we protect workers by ensuring their safety in the workplace. The right of workers to organize and collectively bargain must be protected. Too often we see blatant discrimination in employment practices, such as a woman being paid less for doing the same job as a male co-worker with the same skills. This is unacceptable. Everyone who does the same work deserves the same pay regardless of their gender. If elected to Congress I will work to ensure pay equity in the workplace.
Source: 2014 MI House campaign website, DebbieDingellForCongress.com Aug 5, 2014

Gretchen Whitmer: Yes to civil unions or same-sex marriage

Q: Should Michigan recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?

A: Yes.

Q: Should Michigan restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?

A: No.

Q: Should Michigan include sexual orientation in Michigan's anti-discrimination laws?

A: Yes.

Source: 2004 MI Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

Gretchen Whitmer: Apply affirmative action to state hiring and state colleges

On Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity, or gender be taken into account in state agencies? decisions on Public employment?

A: Yes.

Q: State college and university admissions?

A: Yes.

Q: State contracting?

A: Yes.

Q: Should state colleges and universities receive funding if they use affirmative action in their admission policies?

A: Yes.

Source: 2004 MI Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

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