Statements about Civil Rights
"In some of the states in the U.S., homosexuality remains a felony."
In Russia "all people are absolutely equal regardless of their religion, sex, ethnicity, or sexual orientation," while "70 countries of the world have criminal liability for homosexuality."
Obamacare provision will allow "forced home inspections" by government agents.
Says about NSA data collection: "Every member in both parties who served on the Intelligence Committee voted in favor of this."
"In New Hampshire, 93 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of gun owners and 60 percent of NRA households support background checks."
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court "is transparent."
"It's expressly prohibited by law that you can read and wholly surveil domestic email traffic in the United States."
Currently, the intelligence community "can collect business records on law-abiding Americans who have no connection to terrorism."
Says a gun bill before the Senate would make it a federal felony to "leave town for more than seven days, and leave someone else at home with your firearms."
Says a gun bill before the Senate "is proposing the universal registration of all firearms and their owners."
Says New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says "we can only have three bullets" and "the NRA wants firearms with nukes on them."
"When (John) Brennan ... was asked directly … ‘Is there any geographic limitation to your drone strike program?’ Brennan responded and said, ‘no, there is no limitation.’"
"The president is advocating a drone strike program in America."
"When the president's spokesman was asked about (Anwar) al-Awlaki's son, … he said he should have chosen a more responsible father."
"Do you know which state has the worst ratio of white voter turnout to African-American voter turnout? Massachusetts. Do you know what has the best, where African-American turnout actually exceeds white turnout? Mississippi."
Says "overwhelming majorities of Americans" support gun legislation "like background checks."
"Even members of the NRA, when they were polled recently, were under the impression that everyone has a criminal background check."
On support for gay marriage.
Says Mitt Romney "has refused to say whether he would have vetoed or signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act."
Says Rick Perry flip-flopped on gay marriage by first saying it was a state’s rights issue and then saying he was in favor of a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
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