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Gay marriage should

Bush says: Be left to the states to decide.

From NPR: "Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage. I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision [on whether gay marriage is legal]. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments."
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Carson says: Be illegal.

From PBS: "In a statement issued after the Supreme Court ruling [on gay marriage], Carson wrote that he disagrees with the decision to legalize same-sex marriage but that it is now the law of the land. The physician previously has argued that homosexuality is a choice and that he personally believes marriage is between a man and a woman."
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Christie says: Be illegal.

From the NY Times: "Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a newly passed bill on Friday that would legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey, setting a difficult path for advocates who vowed to fight "with every last breath" to override him."
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Clinton says: Be legal.

From HillaryClinton.com: "We should ban discrimination against LGBT Americans and their families so they can live, learn, marry, and work just like everybody else."
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Cruz says: Be left to the states to decide.

From the Week: ""Listen, I'm a constitutionalist," Cruz began. "For over 200 years, marriage has been a question for the states. Now, personally, I believe in traditional marriage between one man and one woman, but if you want to change the marriage laws, the way to do it constitutionally is convince your fellow citizens, go to the state legislature, and change it. It shouldn't be the federal government or unelected judges imposing their own definition of marriage...""
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Fiorina says: Be illegal.

From Breitbart: ""I [] know that for millions and millions of us, marriage has a spiritual foundation. It is a religious institution and only a man and woman can create life, which is a gift that comes from God, and while not everyone may agree with us, I think it it vitally important that we respect and protect people's rights to hold that view.""
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Graham says: Be left to the states to decide.

From LindseyGraham.com: "Lindsey Graham is a proud defender of traditional marriage and believes the people of each state should have the right to determine their marriage laws. However, the Supreme Court has ruled that state bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional, and he has chosen to respect the Court's decision. "
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Huckabee says: Be illegal.

From MikeHuckabee.com: "I may stand alone, but I am absolutely faithful to the issue of marriage. Not because it's politically expedient, but because it's the Biblical position, the historical position and the right position. We must defend, protect and preserve traditional marriage."
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Jindal says: Be illegal.

From the Times-Picayune: "The Supreme Court decision today conveniently and not surprisingly follows public opinion polls, and tramples on states' rights that were once protected by the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that."
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Kasich says: Be legal.

From the National Review: ""I do believe in traditional marriage, but the court has ruled and it's time to move on," the Ohio governor told John Dickerson on CBS' Sunday edition of Face the Nation."
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O'Malley says: Be legal.

From MartinOMalley.com: "Governor O'Malley led the successful effort to pass marriage equality in the Maryland General Assembly. Then when the issue went to a statewide referendum, he led the campaign, helping Maryland become the first state in the nation ever to defend marriage equality at the ballot box."
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Pataki says: Be left to the states to decide.

From the NY Times: "Mr. Pataki, who signed into law a gay rights bill when he was governor, has said that Republicans should not focus on issues like same-sex marriage and abortion, calling them "a distraction" that would hurt the party's chance of retaking the White House. He believes the issues are best left to individual states to decide."
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Paul says: Be left to the states to decide.

From CNN: "[Paul] said the decision on whether to allow same-sex marriage should be left to the states, and that he believes in "the traditional religious connotation" to marriage - which religious conservatives believe should be reserved for one man and one woman."
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Rubio says: Be left to the states to decide.

From Bloomberg: "Rubio said that proponents of same-sex marriage should have gone to state legislatures, not the courts. "I disagree with the [Supreme Court] decision [upholding gay marriage] on constitutional grounds," he said, adding: "Irrespective of how one may feel about the definition of marriage, we're still all Americans.""
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Sanders says: Be legal.

From BernieSanders.com: "Sen. Sanders is currently a cosponsor of the Equality Act, which would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other anti-discrimination laws to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. He has consistently supported legislation that would guarantee LGBT Americans would be treated as equal citizens, and has a lifetime perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign."
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Santorum says: Be illegal.

From PBS: "Santorum has signed a pledge to defend marriage as between one man and one woman and supports an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to set that definition in law. He sharply disagreed with the Supreme Court's June decision legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states. In 2012, he indicated he also opposes same-sex civil unions. The former senator has stated he personally would not attend a same-sex wedding."
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Trump says: Be illegal.

From Breitbart: "Trump has consistently opposed same-sex marriage and he voiced that again in his recent interview with NBC's Church Todd. He described himself to Todd as "very conservative," and even though he lives and does business in ubergay New York City, "a place with lots of gays... I'm not in favor of gay marriage.""
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