Stein 2016 Platform
Freedom and Equality:
Protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination.

5 words total - No use of word Gay - No mention of marriage. Democratic Party Platform
As Approved by the Democratic Platform Committee July 8-9, 2016 - Orlando, FL

Guaranteeing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Democrats applaud last year’s decision by the Supreme Court that recognized that LGBT people—like other Americans—have the right to marry the person they love. But there is still much work to be done. LGBT kids continue to be bullied at school, restaurants can refuse to serve transgender people, and same-sex couples are at risk of being evicted from their homes. That is unacceptable and must change. Democrats will fight for the continued development of sex discrimination law to cover LGBT people. We will also fight for comprehensive federal nondiscrimination protections for all LGBT Americans, to guarantee equal rights in areas such as housing, employment, public accommodations, credit, jury service, education, and federal funding. We will oppose all state efforts to discriminate against LGBT individuals, including legislation that restricts the right to access public spaces. We support a progressive vision of religious freedom that respects pluralism and rejects the misuse of religion to discriminate. We will combat LGBT youth homelessness and improve school climates. We will support LGBT elders, ensure access to necessary health care, and protect LGBT people from violence— including ending the crisis of violence against transgender Americans. We will also promote LGBT human rights and ensure America’s foreign policy is inclusive of LGBT people around the world.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People Democrats believe that LGBT rights are human rights and that American foreign policy should advance the ability of all persons to live with dignity, security, and respect, regardless of who they are or who they love. We applaud President Obama’s historic Presidential Memorandum on International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons, which combats criminalization, protects refugees, and provides foreign assistance. We will continue to stand with LGBT people around the world, including fighting efforts by any nation to infringe on LGBT rights or ignore abuse.

Gay mentioned 5 times. Same-sex mentioned once. LGBT mentioned 19 times. Bisexual mentioned 5 times. Lesbian mentioned 5 times. Transgender mentioned 5 times.

[url][1]-ben_1468872234.pdf[/url]The 2016 Republican Party Platform


...We endorse the First Amendment Defense Act, Republican legislation in the House and Senate which will bar government discrimination against
individuals and businesses for acting on the belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman

No mention of same-sex. No mention of Gay. No mention of Bisexual. No mention of Lesbian. No mention of Transgender. No mention of LGBT. 19 mentions of Marriage (of the anti-Gay variety)