State of California secondary Archives: on Civil Rights


Jimmy Panetta: So much more needs to be done for LGBT equality

Congress has a responsibility to lead America in fighting for greater equality and fairness. The key to success in America is that everyone has the opportunity to succeed based on their capabilities--not their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Marriage equality has brought new hope to the LGBT community, but so much more needs to be done to strip discriminatory laws from the federal, state, and local levels.

Source: 2016 CA House campaign website JimmyPanettaForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Jimmy Panetta: Close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act

Despite more opportunities in the workplace, women still make only 79 cents on the dollar that men make. That's not right--we can and must do better beginning with passing the Paycheck Fairness Act which would close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act, giving women more tools to force employers to provide equal pay for equal work. Jimmy's goal is to help lead the charge in Congress to tackle income inequality and discriminatory laws which threaten the fabric of our society.
Source: 2016 CA House campaign website JimmyPanettaForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Nanette Barragan: One of America's greatest injustices is gender pay inequity

Although the year is 2015, many of our nation's policies reflect outdated times. One of America's greatest injustices is the pay inequity between men and women in our country: For every $1 a man makes, a woman makes just 77 cents. For women of color, it's even less. In today's world, with so many parents struggling to make ends meet, and so many moms working long hours at multiple jobs and still struggling to put food on the table, this is simply unacceptable.
Source: 2016 CA House campaign website BarraganForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Barbara Boxer: Full equality only with same-sex marriage

Fiorina said she opposes same-sex marriage, and supports civil unions and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Boxer, who also favors the repeal of the strictures against gays and lesbians in the military, said homosexual couples would gain full equality only when same-sex marriage was recognized. "The only way to get the rights that married couples have is to go for marriage equality," she said. "I'm glad to say I believe people are coming around to see it."

Source: Los Angeles Times coverage of 2010 CA Senate Debate Sep 2, 2010

Carly Fiorina: Marriage is between a man and a woman; but civil unions ok

FIORINA: I do believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, but also have been consistent and clear that I support civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. The Defense of Marriage Act had broad bipartisan support. And actually, the position I've consistently espoused is consistent with that of our President and a vast majority of senators in the U.S. Senate.
Source: Huffington Post coverage of 2010 CA Senate Debate Sep 2, 2010

Carly Fiorina: No same-sex marriage; yes civil unions; repeal DADT

Fiorina said she opposes same-sex marriage, and supports civil unions and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." But she declined to answer when asked if the government should recognize civil unions for purposes such as Social Security benefits.

Boxer said homosexual couples would gain full equality only when same-sex marriage was recognized. "The only way to get the rights that married couples have is to go for marriage equality," she said. "I believe people are coming around to see it."

Source: Los Angeles Times coverage of 2010 CA Senate Debate Sep 2, 2010

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