Do Presidential Candidates Share our Values?

Pete Buttigieg, Gay and Christian, Challenges Religious Right on Their Own Turf

As a religious gay man who believes his party has ceded discussion of religion and spirituality to Republicans, Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate for president, is talking about God and sexuality in an unconventional way: He is using the language of faith to confront the Christian right on territory they have long claimed as their …

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John Hickenlooper on School Voucher Programs

In an April 12, 2019 meet-and-greet event when asked about his views on education policy, Hickenlooper gave a variety of improvements he would make to the public school system. Within the conversation, Hickenlooper expressed his opinions on school voucher programs, saying that the program which would allow school districts to offer children either a full …

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Mayor Bill De Blasio on Reproductive Rights

On January 22, 2019 De Blasio issued press release commending the New York Legislature for passing the Reproductive Health Act, which codifies Roe v. Wade into state law, stating: “It is crucial that we protect a woman’s right to the full spectrum of reproductive health care, particularly at this moment in history when these rights are …

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Trump’s Tweet Raises Profile of Bible Literacy Classes in Public Schools

America, it seems, is at something of an inflection point when it comes to religion and public education. Public school students in Pennsylvania are challenging bans on distributing Bibles at lunch, and Catholic high schoolers in Vermont want to participate in a publicly funded dual credit program. Parents are seeking an end to rules that …

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Governor Jay Inslee on Conversion Therapy

Although the Inslee campaign has not made any statements on conversion therapy, on March 28, 2018, Inslee signed a law banning conversion therapy in the state of Washington. On the occasion he called conversion therapy abuse and said: “We are today prohibiting the abuse of our children. We have always believed in civil rights in …

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on LGBTQ Equality

On March 13, 2019 Gabbard and colleagues introduced bill H.R. 5, a bi-partisan bill which bans discrimination against LGBTQ individuals. The bill specifically targets issues such as employment, housing, public accommodations, jury service, access to credit, and federal funding. “Too often, the LGBTQ community still faces discrimination in the workplace, in education, or when trying …

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