State of South Carolina Archives: on Civil Rights


Joe Biden: Made commitment to have women on Senate Judiciary Committee

I opposed Clarence Thomas from the beginning. I believed Anita Hill from the beginning. And I tried to control the questions under the laws that exist for the Senate. And I was unable to do it.

What I did was, I made a commitment. Never again would the Judiciary Committee only have men on that committee. So I went out and I campaigned for two people: Carol Moseley Braun and Dianne Feinstein on the condition that if they won, they would join the committee. I kept that commitment.

Source: CNN S.C. Town Hall on eve of 2020 primary Feb 26, 2020

Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Supports ERA & reparations for Jim Crow/slavery

Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website GloriaForUSSenate.com Feb 9, 2020

James Emerson Smith: Proponent of women receiving equal pay and opportunities

When women are not treated equally, all of our state suffers. It is time to make sure women receive equal pay and opportunities.
Source: 2018 S.C. gubernatorial candidate website JamesSmith.com May 2, 2018

Brad Hutto: Liberty to share love and life is an inherent right

Everyone should have an equal chance to obtain happiness and fulfill the American Dream. Brad opposes efforts to restrict basic freedoms. Liberty to share love and life is an inherent right, and this includes the right to marry the person that you choose. He believes that America is strongest when everyone is free, respected and valued.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, BradHutto.com Jun 25, 2014

Joyce Dickerson: All South Carolinians should honor MLK Day

Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson invites you to share in a day of respect and reflection, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. "There are few people in recent history who have had the impact on American history, culture, progress and life as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is an honor to take the day and pay my utmost respect to him. I hope every South Carolinian will join me in honoring him in their own special way."
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website JoyceDickersonSC.com May 15, 2014

Alvin Greene: End affirmative action programs

Q: Should the federal government end affirmative action programs?

A: Yes.

Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

Alvin Greene: Marriage for one-man-one-woman; no gays in military

Q: Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support allowing openly-gay men and women to serve in the United States military?

A: No.

Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

Mark Sanford: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage

Q Should South Carolina recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?

A: No.

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

A: Yes.

Source: 2002 S.C. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

Mark Sanford: Affirmative action in state contracts, but not colleges

Q: Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity, or gender be taken into account in state agenciesí decisions on:

Q: College and university admissions

A: No.

Q: Public employment

A: Yes.

Q: State contracting

A: Yes.

Source: 2002 S.C. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

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