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2016 Presidential Candidates’ Views on Same-Sex Marriage, Abortion, Immigration, ISIS & Economy

First Posted: Sep 19, 2016 01:21 PM EDT
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The 2016 presidential race is heating up while both candidates, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Party nominee Donald Trump, prepare to face head on in the first 2016 presidential debate at a time where their numbers are narrowing in recent presidential polls. Take a look at each candidates’ views on pressing issues in the United States before the first presidential debate on Monday Sept. 26.

Republican Party Views 2016

Donald Trump Views on Same-Sex Marriage

The billionaire believes that same-sex marriage is an issue that should have continued to be decided on by the states, and not by the Supreme Court.

Trump on Abortion

The GOP presidential candidate is pro-life except when there are situations regarding rape, incest, and a pregnancy that threatens the life of the mother.

“I oppose the use of government funds to pay for abortions,” he says.

Trump on Immigration

Trump wants to “restore integrity” in the U.S. immigration process by “prioritizing the interests of Americans first.” He also wants to enforce immigration laws at the borders and workplace.

Trump on ISIS

“There are serious threats facing the United States, and American strength is the only way to ensure peace,” Trumps says. “We must rebuild our military, reform our intelligence agencies, and prepare our government for security challenges of cyberspace.”

Trump on Economy

The lead GOP presidential candidate wants to “make America great again,” by producing more jobs.

Democratic Party Views 2016

Hillary Clinton on Same-Sex Marriage

“The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality represents America at its best,” Clinton says. “Just, fair and moving towards equality.”

Clinton on Abortion

The former secretary of state believes that politics should not interfere with a woman’s rights to her own body.

“I will oppose efforts to roll back women’s access to reproductive healthcare, including Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood,” she says.

Clinton on Immigration

“If Congress won’t act, I’ll defend President Obama’s executive actions – and I’ll go even further to keep families together,” Clinton says regarding a need for comprehensive immigration reform.

Clinton on ISIS

“The most important job of the president is to keep Americans safe,” Clinton said. “That means standing up to aggressors around the world and defeating global terrorism by depriving ISIS of physical and virtual territory.”

Clinton on Economy

The Democratic presidential nominee believes that America needs to create an economy that works for everyone. She wants to cut taxes for the middle class and raise the minimum wage.

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