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Tulsi Gabbard’s policies on social issues

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Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, their services reach far beyond abortions and can save many lives through cancer screening, prenatal services, and adoption referrals

Social  ›  Religious Freedom Act

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs?

  Public statementsNo, all customers deserve to be treated equally


Social  ›  Gun Buyback

Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?

  Voting recordYes

Social  ›  Marital Rape

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, athletes should compete based on the biological sex that is listed on their birth certificate

Social  ›  Gender Identity

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Racial Sensitivity Training

Should the federal government require racial sensitivity training for employees?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, just ensure there are clear guidelines, action, and accountability for acts of discrimination

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, children should not be allowed to make irreversible life decisions

Social  ›  Government Mandates

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Religious Service Ban

Should religious gatherings be banned in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, it should be put in a museum where it was originally flown

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, as long as it does not threaten violence

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, college is meant to challenge students thoughts and opinions so they are prepared for real life

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Social  ›  First Amendment

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, religion is an important aspect of our country’s history

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice