Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Obama's Positions on Social Issues Obama's Positions on Social Issues

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Obama vs Romney on the Issues

Obama's Positions on Social Issues

July 13, 2012

Below are some of President Obama's positions on social issues:

ABORTION: Obama supports Roe v. Wade because it affirms the principle “that government should not intrude on private family matters.” He says that it is appropriate to place limits on late-term abortions if those restrictions include an exception for the woman’s health. NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Obama a 100 percent score on his Senate voting record in 2005, 2006, and 2007.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

CONTRACEPTION: The president’s health care law requires employers and insurers to fully cover contraception. In the face of protests, the administration carved out an exemption for religiously affiliated hospitals and universities that places the cost of birth-control coverage on the insurer rather than the employer.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

SUPREME COURT: Obama believes that the courts should be “the refuge of the powerless.” As senator, he voted against President George W. Bush’s picks of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, saying that their records did not show them to be supportive of the powerless over the powerful.(UPI/Luke Sharrett/pool)

 

CHURCH/STATE: The president says that policymakers should not “leave their religion at the door,” but he has drawn a firm line on church/state separation.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

GAY RIGHTS: Obama started his tenure by ordering federal agencies to extend benefits to same-sex partners of employees. He is ending his first term by unequivocally supporting gay marriage. He pushed Congress to repeal the ban on openly gay members serving in the military. He has called the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and refused to defend the law in court.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

GUN CONTROL: Attorney General Eric Holder sought a reinstatement of the federal assault-weapons ban in 2009, but there has been no movement on that front since then.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

 
More Obama vs Romney on the Issues
Job Board
Search Jobs
Engineer Technician II
American Society of Civil Engineers | Bismarck, ND
Engineer IV - Water Resources Work Group Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Fargo, ND
BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charleston, SC
Engineer – Level I (Engineer in Training)
American Society of Civil Engineers | Southwest Ranches, FL
Quality Assurance Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Wilmington, OH
California Institute for Water Resources Coordinator
American Society of Civil Engineers | Oakland, CA
Electrical Designer or EIT– Durham NC
American Society of Civil Engineers
Traffic Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | West Fargo, ND
Civil Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | CO
Chief Counsel
American Society of Civil Engineers | Sacramento, CA
Product Review Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | CA
Transportation Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | West Fargo, ND
Land (Cadastral) Surveyor Internship
American Society of Civil Engineers | Sacramento, CA
Research Associate (Research Assistant Professor)
American Society of Civil Engineers | IL
Operations Manager and Chief of Staff
American Society of Civil Engineers | Washington
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus