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Barack Obama: Has any marriage broken up because two gays hold hands?
Barack Obama: We need strong civil unions, not just weak civil unions.
Barack Obama: Legal rights for gays are conferred by state, not by church.
Barack Obama: Disentangle gay rights from the word ďmarriageĒ.
Barack Obama: Gay marriage is less important that equal gay rights.
Barack Obama: Gay rights movement is somewhat like civil rights movement.
Bill Richardson: Focus on achievable civil unions as a path to full inclusion.
Bill Richardson: Voted for DOMA, but now regrets vote; repeal it.
Bill Richardson: Included transgender in hate-crimes law.
Bill Richardson: Apologizes for ďmariconĒ comment; but look at the record.
Bill Richardson: The country isnít there yet on gay marriage.
Bill Richardson: Homosexuality is a choice, but itís not an issue of science.
Chris Dodd: Apply Family & Medical Leave Act to same sex couples.
Dennis Kucinich: Not any issue on which he disagrees with GLBT community.
Dennis Kucinich: Real GLBT equality includes the right to marry.
Hillary Clinton: Positive about civil unions, with full equality of benefits.
Hillary Clinton: Let states decide gay marriage; theyíre ahead of feds.
Hillary Clinton: GLBT progress since 2000, when I marched in gay pride parade.
John Edwards: Get rid of DOMA; get rid of donít-ask-donít-tell.
John Edwards: Support transgendered people publicly while transitioning.
John Edwards: Mistake to say my faith makes me oppose same-sex marriage.
John Edwards: On journey about same-sex marriage, but does not support it.
Mike Gravel: Alaskan gay supporters in Harvey Milk Club.
Mike Gravel: Marriage preceded religion; itís not a religious term.
Mike Gravel: Mainstream politicians play it safe on gay marriage.
Mike Gravel: First accomplishment: creating AK Human Rights Commission.
Mike Gravel: Straight older men are dead wrong to oppose gay marriage.
Mike Gravel: By next election, gay marriage could win a popular vote.
Mike Gravel: Civil union establish second-class citizenship for gays.
Mike Gravel: We must assert our rights; nobody will give them to you.
Dennis Kucinich: Medical marijuana should be decided by doctors & patients.
Mike Gravel: Allow buying marijuana at liquor stores.
Mike Gravel: Decriminalize hard drugs so we can treat addicts.
Mike Gravel: Drug War failing now, like Prohibition failed in 1920s.
Dennis Kucinich: Teach sex ed in schools; including AIDS prevention.
Joe Biden: Teach sex ed in schools; including prevention methods.
John Edwards: Teach in public school that we embrace same-sex parents.
Families & Children|
Chris Dodd: Authored the Family Medical Leave Act.
Chris Dodd: Allow same sex couples to adopt & immigrate.
Mike Gravel: When you use political capital, more capital flows your way.
Barack Obama: We need condom distribution to deal with the scourge of AIDS.
Dennis Kucinich: Medicare For All: all long-term care totally covered.
John Edwards: Exactly the same healthcare rights for same-sex couples.
Mike Gravel: Need to do better job on treating Americans with HIV.
Bill Richardson: Voted against donít-ask-donít-tell; get rid of it now.
Chris Dodd: Supports repealing Donít-Ask-Donít-Tell.
Hillary Clinton: Wants to repeal donít-ask-donít-tell, but not until 2009.
Hillary Clinton: Should have criticized JCC for calling homosexuality immoral.
Joe Biden: Donít Ask Donít Tell is antiquated & unworkable.
John Edwards: Donít-ask-donít-tell is discriminatory & bad for military.
Mike Gravel: US has nothing to fear; fear sustains the military complex.
Bill Richardson: Include same-sex couples in binational marriage sponsorship.
Barack Obama: Chief co-sponsor of IL ENDA, against gay job discrimination.
Dennis Kucinich: Require all government agencies to follow ENDA for GLBT jobs.
Joe Biden: No job discrimination by sexual orientation.
John Edwards: Change law so people canít be fired legally for being gay.
Principles & Values|
Bill Richardson: I have the most experience and I represent change.
Dennis Kucinich: Elected to Congress on 5th try; only on 2nd presidential run.
Dennis Kucinich: I am in the center of American peopleís hopes and dreams.
John Edwards: Stand up to hate-mongering by Republicans.
Mike Gravel: Leadership brings society to civic maturity on tough issues.
Mike Gravel: Leaders are seen as mavericks, and only later as courageous.
War & Peace|
Mike Gravel: Bush canít go into Iran today because I filibustered draft.