Political positions of the United States presidential candidates by political affiliation, 2016

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The United States presidential candidates in the 2016 United States presidential candidates by political affiliation hold a wide variety of stances on issues related to domestic and foreign policy and their political ideological views.

Domestic policy[edit | edit source]

Capital punishment[edit | edit source]

Political party Democratic Party Republican Party Libertarian Party Green Party
Candidate Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Gary Johnson Jill Stein
Federal capital punishment Yes[1] Unitary state position Yes[2] Unitary state position
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[3]
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[4]

LGBT rights[edit | edit source]

Executive positions
Political party Democratic Party Republican Party Libertarian Party Green Party
Candidate Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Gary Johnson Jill Stein
Arizona Senate Bill 1062
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[5]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[6]
Yes[7]
Unknown
Unknown
Cap out-of pocket expenses for people with HIV/AIDS Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Define the term "sex" in federal statute, federal agencies, and courts to include discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Equality Act of 2015 Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Executive Order 13672 Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Every Child Deserves a Family Act Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Expand the utilization of HIV prevention medications, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
H.R. 2802 and S. 1598
Unknown

[9]

Yes[9]
Unknown
Unknown
Indiana Senate Bill 101
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[10]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Kansas Senate Bill 175
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[11]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Law enforcement training on interactions with LGBT individuals. Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
LGBT Data Inclusion Act Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
LGBT adoption
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[8]
Unitary state position
Unknown

[12]

Federalist position
Unknown
Unknown
Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mississippi House Bill 1523
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[13]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
North Carolina House Bill 2
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[11]
Unitary state position Yes[14] Federalist position
Unknown
Unknown
Obergefell v. Hodges
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[8]
Unitary state position
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[15]
Federalist position
Unknown
Unknown
Proposition 1 Yes[16]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Reporting of hate crimes data based on a victim’s actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity Yes[8] Unitary state position
(federally collected data only)
Federalist position
(state and territorial collected data only)
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Safe Schools Improvement Act Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Same-sex marriage Yes[8] Unitary state position
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[15]
Federalist position Yes[17] Unitary state position
Unknown
Shelby County v. Holder
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[18]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Student Non-Discrimination Act Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Transgender individuals to change their gender marker on identification documents Yes[8] Unitary state position
(federally issued identification documentations only)
Federalist position
(state and territorial issued identification documentations only)
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
U.S. Department of Defense regulations allowing transgender people to openly serve in the U.S. military Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
U.S. Department of Justice to require that data be collected on hate crimes committed basis of sexual orientation and gender identity whenever demographic data is collected Yes[8]
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Voter ID laws
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[18]
Unitary state position Yes[19] Federalist position
Unknown
Unknown
Appointments

Reproductive rights[edit | edit source]

Executive positions
Political party Democratic Party Republican Party Libertarian Party Green Party
Candidate Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Gary Johnson Jill Stein
Roe v. Wade Yes[20] Unitary state position
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[21]
Federalist position
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[22]
Federalist position
Unknown
Appointments

Foreign policy[edit | edit source]

Iran[edit | edit source]

Political party Democratic Party Republican Party Libertarian Party Green Party
Candidate Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Gary Johnson Jill Stein
Iran Deal Yes[23]
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[24]
Norsk bokmål: (missing text)
[25]
Unknown

Political ideologies[edit | edit source]

Political party Democratic Party Republican Party Libertarian Party Green Party
Candidate Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Gary Johnson Jill Stein
As described by themselves "modern progressive"[26]
"moderate"
"centrist"[27]
"progressive who gets things done"[28]
"liberal on healthcare"[29]
"commonsense conservative"[30]
"libertarian"
"fiscally conservative"
"socially-accepting liberal"[31]
Unknown

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against Abolishing the Death Penalty". The New York Times. 28 October 2015. 
  2. Johnson, Jenna (2015-12-10). "Donald Trump wants the death penalty for those who kill police officers". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  3. Alex Pareene (September 22, 2011). "Reasons to be grateful that Gary Johnson will attend tonight's debate". Salon.com. Salon Media Group, Inc. 
  4. "Jill Stein on Crime". Ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  5. Arkin, Daniel. "Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill". Nbcnews.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  6. Greenfield, Jeff (2014-06-20). "Clinton blasts Hobby Lobby ruling". Politico.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  7. "Donald Trump Republican Called for abortion to be illegal and punishment for women who have one". Plannedparenthoodaction.org. 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 The Briefing. "Fighting for Full Equality for LGBT People". Hillaryclinton.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Cruz, Rubio, Carson, Fiorina Pledge to Sign the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA)". Americanprinciplesproject.org. 2016-07-21. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  10. Ferrechio, Susan. "Hillary Clinton confronts 'religious freedom' laws – including her husband's". Washingtonexaminer.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 Johnson, Chris (2016-03-24). "Clinton, Sanders denounce new anti-LGBT laws in N.C., Kansas". Washingtonblade.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  12. "Debate Recap: Cruz, Trump and Kasich Double Down on Anti-LGBT Rhetoric". Hrc.org. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  13. Johnson, Chris. "Clinton, Sanders speak out against Miss. 'religious freedom' law". Washingtonblade.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  14. "Donald Trump says he now supports anti-transgender law in North Carolina". Pinknews.co.uk. 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Donald Trump: Opposes Nationwide Marriage Equality". Hrc.org. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  16. Ford, Zack (2015-10-31). "If You Think You Understand Houston's 'Bathroom Ordinance,' You Probably Don't". Thinkprogress.org. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  17. Mike Riggs (2012-05-10). "Gary Johnson on Obama's Gay Marriage Remarks: "I guess the President is still more worried about losing Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia than he is in doing the right thing"". Reason.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  18. 18.0 18.1 The Briefing. "Voting Rights Briefing". Hillaryclinton.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  19. Zachary Roth (2016-04-19). "Here's what Donald Trump thinks about voting". Msnbc.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  20. "Hillary Clinton on Abortion". Ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  21. "Donald Trump: Roe v. Wade Was "Wrongly Decided," I Will Appoint Judges to Change It". Lifenews.com. 2016-02-18. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  22. Our America Initiative (2011). "Abortion". Our America Initiative: Issues. Our America Initiative. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  23. "Hillary Clinton Backs Iran Nuclear Deal, With Caveats". The New York Times. 10 September 2015. 
  24. "Trump cheered at AIPAC for vow to dismantle Iran deal, oppose UN". 
  25. "Libertarian Gary Johnson Clarifies Foreign Policy Stances". 3 June 2016. 
  26. "Part I: CNN/YouTube Democratic presidential debate transcript". 
  27. By Dan MericaUpdated 1:51 PM ET, Thu September 10, 2015 (2015-09-10). "Clinton 'pleads guilty' to being a moderate". Cnn.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  28. [progressive who gets things done Debunking the Progressive Who ‘Gets Things Done’ Myth]
  29. "Donald Trump on Health Care". Ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  30. Diamond, Jeremy (2016-02-16). "Trump: 'I'm a commonsense conservative'". Cnn.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  31. Sho Chandra ShoChandra (2016-06-04). "Gary Johnson Says Most Americans Are Libertarian But Don't Know It". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27.