Chavez High School Political Guide

Paola Pineda ; 1st period

Same-Sex Marriage

  • Democrats believe all families should have equal respect, responsibilities, & protections under the law. They oppose an federal or state constitutional amendment that deny equal right to same-sex couples. (http://www.ontheissues.org/Celeb/Democratic_Party_Civil_Rights.htm)
  • Republicans believe "marriage" is the legal union of one man & one woman. They have even proposed to pass a constitutional amendment that would ban states from allowing gay-marriage to be legal. (http://www.ontheissues.org/Celeb/Republican_Party_Civil_Rights.htm)
  • The Constitution Party rejects the notion that homosexuals, transgenders, or those who are sexually deviant are deserving of legal favor or special protection. They oppose all efforts to impose a new sexual legal order through any courts or legislatures. (http://www.constitutionparty.com/family/#more-')
  • The Green Party firmly believes that same-sex couples should have all of the same rights heterosexual couples do & that the "Defense of Marriage Act" is a violation of civil rights. David Cobb, the Green Party candidate for that presidential election said "The right to marry is an equal rights issue... [the] California Supreme Court is an affront to human rights & human dignity will not stand the test of time." (http://www.gp.org/index.php/15-white-papers/27-marriage-equality.html)
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Green party view on same-sex marriage.

Abortion

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Green Party view on abortion.

Military/Wars

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Green Party view on war.

Gun Control

  • Democrats believe that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition. They will try to focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening the background check system. (http://www.ontheissues.org/Celeb/Democratic_Party_Gun_Control.htm)
  • Republicans believe that the right to bear arms is a constitutional right & federal licensing & national gun registration is a violation of the 2nd amendment & an invasion of privacy. They also believe in the right to obtain & store ammunition without registration. (http://www.ontheissues.org/Celeb/Republican_Party_Gun_Control.htm)
  • The Constitution Party believes the right to bear arms is inherit in the right of self-defense, defense of the family, & defense against tyranny. They oppose attempts to prohibit ownership of guns by law-abiding citizens, & stand against all laws which would require the registration of guns or ammunition. (http://www.constitutionparty.com/gun-control/)
  • The Green Party believes we should restrict police use of guns & all forms of control weapons. They also believe states must pass legislation that reduce & restrict police possession & use of such methods of control. (http://www.ontheissues.org/Celeb/Green_Party_Gun_Control.htm)
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Green Party view on gun control.

Immigration

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Green Party view on immigration.