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The quick guide to America’s 2016 Presidential candidates stances on LGBT Adoption Rights

Complete list of the 2016 Presidential candidate political stances

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Donald Trump is President elect of the United States. Trump was a New York City based real estate developer, television personality and author. Trump is an alumnus of Fordham University and the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

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Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Clinton served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, a U.S. Senator from New York State from 2001 to 2009 and First Lady of the United States under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Clinton is an alumna of Wellesley College and Yale Law School.

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Hillary Clinton’s answer: YesSource

Evan McMullin

Evan McMullin’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

David Evan McMullin was an independent candidate for the for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. McMullin is the former chief policy director for the House Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives and a former CIA operations officer.

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Evan McMullin’s answer: I believe that all people have the capacity to love and nurture children, but my faith teaches that children should be raised by a mother and a father. Source

Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Jill Stein was the Green Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Stein is a physician and was a candidate for the Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010. Stein is an alumna of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

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Jill Stein’s answer: YesSource

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’ political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Bernie Sanders was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Sanders has served as a U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2012. He represented Vermont’s at-large congressional district from 1991 to 2007 and served as the mayor of Burlington from 1981 – 1989. Sanders is an alumnus of the University of Chicago.

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Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Gary Johnson was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Johnson served as the governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. Johnson is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico –Albuquerque.

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Gary Johnson’s answer: YesSource

Rocky De La Fuente

Rocky De La Fuente’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Rocky De La Fuente was the Reform Party and American Delta Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. De La Fuente is a business owner and real estate developer from San Diego, CA. De La Fuente is an alumnus of the University of Mexico with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics.

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Rocky De La Fuente’s answer: Yes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples Source

Darrell Castle

Darrell Castle’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Darrell Castle was the Constitution Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Castle is an activist and attorney from Memphis Tennessee. Castle is an alumnus of East Tennessee State University with a B.S. in political science and history before completing his law degree at University of Memphis.

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Darrell Castle’s answer: No, and gay couples should not be able to adopt children Source

Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Zoltan Istvan Gyurko was the Transhumanist Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Istvan is an author and journalist from Los Angeles, CA. Istvan is an alumnus of Columbia University.

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Zoltan Istvan’s answer: Yes Source

Rand Paul

Rand Paul’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Rand Paul was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and has served as U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011. Paul is an ophthalmologist and is the son of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. Paul is an alumnus of Baylor University and the Duke University School of Medicine.

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Rand Paul’s answer: YesSource

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Ted Cruz was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and has served as a U.S. Senator from Texas since 2012. Cruz served as the solicitor general from Texas from 2003 to 2008 and was a policy adviser to President George W. Bush. Cruz is an alumnus of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

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Ted Cruz’s answer: NoSource

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Marco Rubio was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Rubio has served as a U.S. Senator from Florida since 2011. Rubio served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 – 2008. Rubio is an alumnus of the University of Florida and the University of Miami School of Law.

Social issues

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Marco Rubio’s answer: No, and gay couples should not be able to adopt childrenSource

John Kasich

John Kasich’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

John Kasich was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and the current governor of Ohio. Kasich served as a member of U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 2001 representing Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. Kasich is an alumnus of Ohio State University.

Social issues

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John Kasich’s answer: NoSource

Ben Carson

Ben Carson’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

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Ben Carson’s answer: NoSource

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Jeb Bush was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Bush served as the Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. Bush is an alumnus of the University of Texas.

Social issues

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Jeb Bush’s answer: NoSource

Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Martin O’Malley was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. O’Malley served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 – 2007. O’Malley is an alumnus of Catholic University and the University of Maryland Law School.

Social issues

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Martin O'Malley’s answer: Yes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couplesSource

Scott Walker

Scott Walker’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

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Scott Walker’s answer: YesSource

Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Bobby Jindal was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Jindal served as the Governor of Louisiana from 2008 to 2016 and represented Louisiana’s 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005 to 2008. Jindal is an alumnus of Brown University.

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Bobby Jindal’s answer: No, and gay couples should not be able to adopt childrenSource

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Carly Fiorina was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Fiorina was the CEO of Hewlett Packard from 1999 to 2005. Fiorina is an alumnus of Stanford University and M.I.T.

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Carly Fiorina voters: YesSource

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Mike Huckabee was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Huckabee served as the Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. Huckabee is an alumnus of Ouachita Baptist University.

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Mike Huckabee’s answer: No, and I believe a mother and father family structure is best for the childSource

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Lindsey Graham was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Graham has served as the U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2003. Graham represented South Carolina’s 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 1995. Graham is an alumnus of the University of South Carolina.

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Lindsey Graham’s answer: No, and gay couples should not be able to adopt childrenSource

Chris Christie

Chris Christie’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Chris Christie was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Christie has served as the governor of New Jersey since 2010 and was the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002 – 2008. Christie is an alumnus of the University of Delaware and Seton Hall law school.

Social issues

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Chris Christie’s answer: NoSource

Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Lincoln Chaffee was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Chafee served as a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island from 1999 – 2007 and the Mayor of Warwick from 1993 – 1999. Chafee is an alumnus of Brown University.

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Lincoln Chafee’s answer: YesSource

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum’s political stances on lgbt adoption rights

Rick Santorum was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Santorum served as the U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007 and represented Pennsylvania’s 18th district from 1991 to 1995. Santorum is an alumnus of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburg School of Law.

Social issues

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Rick Santorum’s answer: NoSource

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