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Independences policies on social issues

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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

  Public statementsPro-life

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Party’s support baseYes, their services reach far beyond abortions and can save many lives through cancer screening, prenatal services, and adoption referrals

  Party’s support baseNo

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

  Public statementsYes


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Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Public statementsYes

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Party’s support baseYes

  Public statementsNo, the government should not decide what services a private business can provide

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Public statementsYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsYes

  Public statementsNo

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?

  Public statementsNo, religion is an important aspect of our country’s history