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2012 Presidential Candidates: Where They Stand on the Issues

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Equal Rights


Barack Obama

Democrat
  • Supports gay marriage and wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law defining marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman
  • Introduced the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act and established the Equal Pay Task Force to help enforce equal pay for women and men
  • Supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would require employers to demonstrate that any salary differences between men and women in the same job are not gender-related
Mitt Romney

Republican
  • Opposes gay marriage and wants to preserve the Defense of Marriage Act and amend the Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman
  • Would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act
  • Has not commented on the Paycheck Fairness Act
All information was taken from official candidate websites or video interviews.

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