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    I support equality in all aspects of our free society. The current manner in which this achieved is failing, causing racial divisiveness and needs to be rethought.

    John P. Hoop

    State Assembly,
    Signal Hill, California

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    In many states, it is still legal to fire someone for being gay. It is legal to deny someone housing for being transgender. That is unacceptable and must change. We must end discrimination in all forms.

    Bernie Sanders

    President,
    Burlington, Vermont

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    In regard to same sex marriage, I don’t favor it. I’ve always favored traditional marriage. But, look, the Court has ruled and I’ve moved on. … Because somebody doesn’t think the way I do, doesn’t mean I can’t care about them or can’t love them. … We need to give everybody a chance, treat everybody with respect, and let them share in this great American dream that we have.

    John R. Kasich

    President,
    Columbus, Ohio

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    I was, I think, the first and only First Lady ever to march in a gay pride parade back in the late-1990s. So I have been an advocate – a vocal visible advocate – for equality and against discrimination. Yes, my views did evolve … I certainly concluded that marriage equality should be the law of the land and I was thrilled when the Supreme Court made it the law of the land.

    Hillary R. Clinton

    President,
    New York, New York

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    Life, Marriage, and family are the fundamental building blocks of society ... Life is a precious gift from God. We must cherish and defend it. Without life, there is no liberty; without life, there is no pursuit of happiness ... Marriage is a sacrament between one man and one woman, it has strengthened societies for millennia, and we must uphold the truth of marriage.

    Ted Cruz

    President,
    Houston, Texas

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    Regarding same-sex marriage: I disagree with the Supreme Court from the standpoint that ... it should be a states' right issue. I would have much preferred that they ruled at a state level and allow the states to make those rulings themselves. ... That is correct, if Caitlyn Jenner walked into Trump Tower I would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses.

    Donald J. Trump

    President,
    New York, New York

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