LGBTQ+ Rights

Joe Biden (D)

• Stated that passing the Equality Act would be his first legislative action
• Lift the ban preventing transgender people from serving in the military
• Supports same-sex marriage

Michael Bloomberg (D)

• Supports same-sex marriage

Pete Buttigieg (D)

• Supports same-sex marriage
• Pass the Equality Act
• Improve access to and quality of health care for LGBTQ+ people
• Reduce disparities in mental health care for LGBTQ+ Americans
• End youth homelessness, which disproportionately affects LGBTQ+ youth
• Ensure that the freedom of religion is not exploited into a license to discriminate
• Pass the LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Act to address key risk factors for death by suicide
• End the HIV/ AIDS epidemic by 2030
• Prohibit violence, bullying, and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
• Launch the We Belong National Mentorship Program for LGBTQ+ youth
• Ban "conversion therapy" nationwide
• Supports placing a third gender option on federal identification cards and documents

Tulsi Gabbard (D)

• Supports same-sex marriage
• Lift the ban preventing transgender people from serving in the military
• Supports the Equality Act

Amy Klobuchar (D)

• Supports same-sex marriage, and has pushed for measures to combat LGBTQ+ discrimination
• Lift the ban preventing transgender people from serving in the military
• Prioritize LGBTQ+ antidiscrimination policies across the federal government to address homelessness and suicide
• LGBTQ+ discrimination doesn't just hold moral implications, but can damage the economy as well

Bernie Sanders (D)

• Has been a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ+ community
• Opposes laws that prevent transgender people from using bathrooms of their choice
• Lift the ban preventing transgender people from serving in the military

Tom Steyer (D)

• Supports same-sex marriage
• Supports LGBTQ+ rights

Donald Trump (R)

• Banned transgender people from serving in the military
• Weakened laws that prohibit businesses and other entities from discriminating based on sexual orientation
• Would've preferred it if same-sex marriage was determined by states, but thinks that the issue has been settled by the Supreme Court

Joe Walsh (R)

• Accepts same-sex marriage as the law of the land
• Lift the ban preventing transgender people from serving in the military
• Believes Christian vendors should be allowed to turn away LGBTQ customers

Elizabeth Warren (D)

• Pass the Equality Act
• Supports same-sex marriage
• In first 100 days, use every legal tool we have to make sure that LGBTQ+ people can live free from discrimination
• Take executive action to fight LGBTQ+ workplace discrimination
• Increase federal enforcement and investigations into anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination
• Make LGBTQ+ non-discrimination a condition of federal grants
• Institute a nationwide ban on conversion therapy
• Open to classifying homophobic and transphobic acts of violence as hate crimes
• Supports placing a third gender option on federal identification cards and documents

Bill Weld (R)

• Supports same-sex marriage
• Supports allowing transgender individuals access to bathrooms of their choice

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