The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released its 2020 presidential questionnaire, a collection of responses from the Democratic presidential candidates regarding their LGBTQ policies.
The questionnaire consists of 16 questions on topics ranging from the Equality Act and healthcare to conversion therapy and immigration reform. For the first time, the questionnaire also included questions about their plans to address the epidemic of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people, especially Black trans women.
All Democratic presidential candidates were sent the questionnaire earlier this year. Tulsi Gabbard, who has a spotty LGBTQ record, was the only candidate to not respond.
Each candidate still in the race that responded—Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren—were asked questions that prompted either a “support” or “oppose” response and were given the chance to comment on each.
“The more than 11 million LGBTQ voters and 57 million Equality Voters—LGBTQ voters and our allies—are crucial members of the intersectional coalition that will oust President Trump in November,” said HRC President Alphonso David in an emailed statement. “Our community is looking for a leader that understands the challenges we face each and every day and has substantive, realistic plans to overcome them. The Trump-Pence administration must be stopped and HRC will work nationwide through November to ensure that they are.”
You can see the full questionnaire and read each candidate’s responses here.