John Cornyn, the junior Senator from Texas with a staunchly anti-gay voting record, has announced that he will attend a fundraiser held by the Log Cabin Republicans, whose mission is to support”fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans.” The Senator is in charge of getting Republicans elected to the U.S. Senate.
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The Senator from Texas, who hopes to win over voters and become the next Governor of Texas in 2010, has a history of voting against legislation regarding civil equality. In fact, the ACLU scores the senator at only 25% when it comes to her voting record on civil rights, the Human Rights Campaign scored her at 0%, and the NAACP scored her at only 18%. Here’s a snippet of her record:
Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (S. J. Res. 1)
Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (S. 625, 2002 and S.2549, 2000)
Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business.(S.1173, 1997)
Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (HR 3396, 1996)
Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (S. 2056, 1996)
Voted YES on loosening restrictions for cell phone wiretapping. (S. 1510, 2001)