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Olympia Snowe's Voting Records on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 26, 2012 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2010 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(65 - 31)
Yea
Oct. 22, 2009 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(68 - 29)
Yea
June 7, 2006 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(49 - 48)
Nay
July 14, 2004 S J Res 40 Federal Marriage Amendment Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(48 - 50)
Nay
June 11, 2002 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 43)
Yea
June 20, 2000 S Amdt 3473 Hate Crimes Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(57 - 42)
Yea
Sept. 10, 1996 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 14)
Yea
Sept. 10, 1996 S 2056 Employment Nondiscrimination Act of 1996 Bill Failed - Senate
(49 - 50)
Yea
March 24, 1994 H Amdt 491 Homosexuality Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 194)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1993 H Amdt 318 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(295 - 133)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 162)
Yea
June 30, 1993 H Amdt 188 DC's Domestic Partners Ordinance Amendment Adopted - House
(253 - 167)
Yea
Feb. 4, 1993 H Res 71 Agreeing to Family and Medical Leave Bill Resolution Passed - House
(247 - 152)
Yea

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