Definitions for civil rights

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  1. civil rights(Noun)

    Those rights which are expressly enumerated in the U.S. Constitution and are considered to be unquestionable, deserved by all people under all circumstances, especially without regard to race, creed, color, gender and disabilities.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Civil Rights

    Legal guarantee protecting the individual from attack on personal liberties, right to fair trial, right to vote, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. (from http://www.usccr.gov/ accessed 1/31/2003)

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  1. Jill Soloway:

    We don't have a trans tipping point yet, we have a trans civil rights problem.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    I sure don't want to go back to the times when basic civil rights, voting rights, are being attacked.

  4. Hubert Humphrey:

    There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.

  5. Rick Ector:

    If a person calls himself a civil rights activist and is anti-gun, he is a fraud. Gun rights are civil rights.

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