Editor's note: This chart features brief summaries of candidates' viewpoints on some issues, based on their statements and records. Most candidates have offered more comprehensive explanations of their positions on these and other issues. More information may be found on their campaign Web sites.
Backs same-sex marriages to ensure GLBT full equal rights
In 2000, favored allowing gay men and women to serve openly in military
No public position, but supports full equal rights for GLBT
In 2000, supported strengthening hate crimes legislation
Gays in the military
Hate crime legislation
NOTE AG: Attorney General; ANWR: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; CAFÉ:
Standards that provide tax and other incentives for consumers to purchase
and alternative fuel vehicles; COPS: Community Oriented Policing Program;
DOMA: Defense of Marriage Act; GLBT: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered;
NCLB: No Child Left Behind; NMD: National Missile Defense.