Oct. 3, 2016
After a lengthy race and the winnowing of a deep political field, America is faced with just two legitimate choices for the presidency in 2016. For voters committed to “sitting this one out,” the full picture of a Clinton presidency makes clear the urgent case for a candidate who will select justices that will honor the Constitution and its intent, prioritize the safety of American families over political correctness, uphold the sanctity of human life, and defend America’s First Freedom, the freedom of religion.
As president, Hillary Clinton—a self-described “progressive who gets things done”[i] —will set our nation upon an irreversible path, facilitating the most aggressive and radically leftist administration in history. Aside from Clinton’s continued lack of transparency, her bungling of Benghazi at the cost of American lives, her failure to follow security protocols on classified information, and her 20-year-long claim of a “vast right wing conspiracy,”[ii] her ambitions for her presidency are nothing short of chilling. The lengthy list of priorities Clinton has presented during her campaign[iii] is utterly transformational to the structure of an exceptional America rooted in constitutional conservatism and a respect for individual rights. A political radical who admires left-wing revolutionary Saul Alinksy,[iv] Clinton’s campaign website outlines extensive policy positions and audacious pledges in more than 40 pages. In her first 100 days in office, Clinton’s leadership would be nothing short of catastrophic. What follows is a policy description of what Americans can expect in the first 100 days of a Hillary Clinton administration.
1. Religious Freedom
In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. the Supreme Court affirmed that Obama’s HHS mandate was a violation of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) when applied to closely-held corporations. Clinton, however, voiced a fiery dissent, claiming it was application of RFRA that was never intended. She called the ruling “deeply disturbing,” stating, “Many more companies will claim religious beliefs. Some will be sincere, others maybe not. We’re going to see this one insurable service [abortifacients] cut out for many women…This is a really bad, slippery slope.”[v] When referencing state RFRA laws in Indiana and Arkansas, Clinton tweeted, “Like IN law, AR bill goes beyond protecting religion, would permit unfair discrimination against #LGBT Americans. I urge Governor to veto.”[vi] While neither state law referenced LGBT people, Clinton criticized both as being simply a shield for discriminatory behavior. Her comments point to a plan to curtail RFRA’s protections for public expressions of faith in the strictest possible way.
Clinton will take her cue from the Obama administration that has toiled tirelessly to limit religious liberty protections under RFRA. The latest proof is in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ report, “Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties.”[vii] In it, the Commission makes the stunning assertion, “The phrases ‘religious liberty’ and ‘religious freedom’ will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance.”[viii] A few days prior to the report’s release, Clinton used nearly identical language in a campaign speech, calling Trumps supporters a “basket of deplorables… racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamsphobic, you name it.”[ix] She has also famously said that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”[x] Such toxic and oppressive rhetoric towards people of faith will certainly impact her policies towards them. While she has yet to publish this as a policy objective, it is highly likely, given the incendiary rhetoric that Clinton has used towards Bible-believing Christians, that she would advocate for the elimination of the tax exempt status of non-profit organizations which use their religious beliefs on issues such as abortion, marriage, and sexuality as a basis for employment decisions and facilities use. Clinton is sure to impose penalties for people who choose to live out their moral and religious beliefs outside of the four walls of the church.
2. Marriage & Family
Hillary Clinton does not support natural marriage, and maintains a worldview which will eventually manifest itself through the complete destruction of the family. She praised the “tireless organizing of the LGBT community and their allies” in achieving a complete redefinition of marriage, calling the Supreme Court’s decision to force same-sex marriage on every state “a watershed moment for equality in America.”[xi]
The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), (S. 1598) is designed to protect those who maintain a moral or religious belief that marriage is or should be the union of one man and one woman, and that sexual relations should be reserved for such a marriage. FADA would prevent the federal government from discriminating against people because of their natural marriage views, but it will most certainly be vetoed if it reaches Clinton’s desk. Similarly, Clinton will work with Congress to pass the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (S. 1382) , which would essentially prohibit federally funded child welfare organizations, and those that contract with federally funded organizations, from preferring to place children in families with both a mother and a father. Clinton will increase taxes on middle class families,[xii] a promise consistent with her sponsorship of 169 bills increasing spending by a total of $124 billion during her term as senator. As president, Clinton would also provide tax credits and subsidized child care to ensure parents stay in the workforce.[xiii] Advised on her proposal by the far-left Center for American Progress, Clinton will offer no equivalent benefit for stay-at-home parents. Rather, she has committed to hiking the minimum wage to $15/hour—a financial burden to be borne largely by the middle class.
Additionally, as president, Clinton will bloat the Department of Education by ensuring continued use of the top-down, centralized Common Core State Standards, requiring universal pre-kindergarten, and eliminating school choice. A proponent of the “It takes a village” nanny state, Clinton has said, “I’ll tell you why I won’t support vouchers. Number one, I don’t think they’re constitutional. But number two, I don’t see how you would implement them without having a lot of people get vouchers for schools that would be teaching things antithetical to American values.”[xiv] Those “antithetical” teachings most often originate from private, religious schools.
3. Life – including Abortion & Bioethics
Clinton makes no bones about her unilateral and unflagging support for abortion, stating that Roe v. Wade “is the touchstone of our reproductive freedom, the embodiment of our most fundamental rights, and no one—no judge, no governor, no Senator, no President—has the right to take it away.”[xv] As the Democratic senator from New York in the 110th Congress, Clinton was a co-sponsor of S.1173, the Freedom of Choice Act, which would negate any laws or regulations that “interfere with” a woman’s so-called right to abortion. This bill goes even beyond Roe v. Wade in promoting abortion on demand. As First Lady, she supported Medicaid funding for abortion, and used the international stage to promote her pro-abortion agenda, remarking to the UN that the “government has no place in the personal decision a woman makes about whether to bring a child into the world.” As presidential nominee, Clinton has promised to:
- “[S]tand with Planned Parenthood and stop Republicans from defunding the organization, which would restrict millions of women’s access to … safe, legal abortion.
- “[R]epeal the Hyde amendment to ensure low-income women have access to safe reproductive health care.
- “[P]romote [comprehensive] sexual education across schools in America [and]
- “[F]ight to protect and build on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which bans insurance companies from discriminating against women and guarantees more than 55 million women access to preventive care.”[xvi]
Clinton also plans to expand federal funding for embryo destructive stem cell research[xvii], and under Obama’s Affordable Care Act, shift to both a single-payer option[xviii] and strengthen its contraception mandate—leaving charities like Little Sisters of the Poor with massive penalties if they object to involvement in contraceptive health coverage.
4. National Security – including Terrorism, International Affairs & Military Readiness
Clinton has called for an increase of 550% in the number of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. This represents an increase to 65,000 from Obama’s originally stated goal of 10,000. In order to meet his refugee target, Obama had to shorten the U.S. vetting timeline from 18 months to 3 months. Clinton’s own vetting schedule can only get shorter, ensuring would-be terrorists easy passage into the United States. Clinton also plans to cut military spending, trim the size of the already-strained U.S. Military, and expand the number of sanctuary cities nationwide. [xix]
Disturbingly, Clinton and her family foundation have inexplicable “ties to Islamist money—and openly named the dictator Hosni Mubarak as her ‘dear friend,’ Bashar Al-Assad a ‘reformer’, and then…seemed to have an affinity for Muslim Brotherhood leaders and its movements in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Syria.”[xx] In addition to questionable political ties, Clinton has vowed to “allow transgender personnel to serve openly” in the military,[xxi] destroying any vestige of troop morale and privacy left in sex-specific facilities, thereby continuing Obama’s legacy of social engineering over military readiness.
In 2011, Clinton was the architect of the Libyan combat operation that killed Gadhafi.[xxii] In so doing, she armed Islamic extremists and created a space in which terrorism took root,[xxiii] sending American combat troops into the country to do her bidding without congressional consultation. Her decision to do so was widely distrusted by others in the administration. The Washington Times reported:
“U.S. intelligence did not support the story that Mrs. Clinton used to sell the war in Libya, mainly that there was an imminent danger of a genocide to be carried out by the Gadhafi regime. The intelligence community, in fact, had come to the opposite conclusion…the Pentagon and a key Democrat so distrusted Mrs. Clinton’s decision-making on Libya that they opened their own secret diplomatic conversations with the Gadhafi regime, going around the State Department.”[xxiv]
America has every reason to suspect Clinton will continue a national security pattern that shirks the congressional role. And, based on Clinton’s failed leadership on Benghazi, the possibility remains that every future military member or diplomat could expect the same lack of support during times of crisis. This presidential candidate can never be disassociated from her strident Senate testimony on Benghazi, in which she distanced herself from the attack on the consulate, shouting, “What difference does it make, now?”[xxv]
Appallingly, Clinton provided millions in equipment—including multiple F-16 aircrafts and 200 M-1 Abrams tanks—to the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government of Mohammad Morsi in Egypt.[xxvi] The aid package was executed after Morsi himself called President Obama a liar for supporting Israel, and proclaimed that Egyptian children “must be nursed” on hatred of the Jews. Clinton armed the enemy, yet again increasing the long-range threat to American and allied interests, including those of Israel. Clinton either lacks discernment on issues of national security, or is deliberately agitating nations with anti-American sentiment.
In a foolhardy display, Clinton traveled to Russia to “reset” American-Russian relations, a move that created the appearance of weakness before Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.[xxvii] Her trip accomplished nothing but the creation of greater friction between the U.S. and Russia[xxviii] as Putin exploits American weakness within his nation’s borders, and beyond.
And on international affairs, Hillary Clinton is not as strong of an advocate as human rights activists might think. She has a warped view of human rights that is distorted by LGBT agenda items, and thus she is unable to advocate for human rights for all—including protecting the freedom of religion which has been under deadly assault in multiple hot spots around the world. As Secretary of State, even Human Rights Watch claimed Hillary undermined “human rights” when en route to China she stated contentious issues such as human rights “can’t interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises.”[xxix]
5. Judicial Appointments
Liberal justices now control 70% of the 13 Federal Courts of Appeal thanks to President Obama’s 55 judicial appointments.[xxx] Should Clinton take the presidency, she will have the opportunity to appoint as many as 12 more liberal Federal Appellate Judges.[xxxi] In addition, there are 75 vacancies available to Clinton appointees in the U.S. District Courts.[xxxii] As noted by one judge, the judiciary may be the most fateful issue of this year’s election: Americans are “choosing not just a president but thousands of presidential appointees, including hundreds of life-tenured judges.”[xxxiii]
Perhaps more concerning is the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by Justice Antonin Scalia. Based on the age of the Justices, natural attrition may open up as many as three more seats, for a total of four vacancies left open to Clinton appointees. Clinton has reinforced the “danger” in electing a Republican president who will undo the pillars of the progressive movement by way of the Supreme Court.[xxxiv] As a U.S. Senator from New York, Clinton voted against the nomination of Justice Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court,[xxxv] and voted against other originalist judicial nominees to the federal bench such as Miguel Estrada to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals,[xxxvi] Brett Kavanaugh to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals,[xxxvii] Dr. Leon Holmes to the federal district court in Arkansas,[xxxviii] and Judge Leslie Southwick to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.[xxxix] By ensuring all the federal courts track to the far left, Clinton would have unfettered opportunity to interpret law in a manner that fits her extreme agenda. With just one Supreme Court appointment, Clinton would guarantee the most liberal High Court of all time.
6. Sexuality – including LGBT & Transgender
Clinton’s extensive list of promises to the LGBTQ community comprise the biggest plank in her campaign platform. Her aggressive and lengthy assertions[xl] establish that in the first 100 days of her presidency, Americans can expect a fundamental overhaul on civil rights. Just a few of her promises include the following:
- Passage of the federal Equality Act (H.R. 3185) – a sweeping amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes that would add “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the list of protected classes such as race, sex, national origin, and religion. The Equality Act would create special protections for individuals who identify as LGBT in multiple areas of law (including employment, housing, schools, public education, jury service, and public accommodations) and will require private entities (businesses, nonprofits, etc.) to affirm these new protected classes even if they have moral or religious objections.
- Continuation and implementation of the Obama administration’s LGBT guidance, regulations, and executive orders. These include provisions that revoke the freedom of faith-based federal contractors to hire individuals who agree with their mission, provisions that allow biological and anatomical men to use the emergency housing shelters and public school and General Services Administration showers, changing rooms, and restrooms with girls and women based on their subjective gender identity, provisions that prohibit medical coverage from excluding gender transition from its covered procedures, and provisions that repeal a decades old policy that prevents people who identity as transgendered from serving in the military and receiving taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery.
- Support of efforts in the courts and federal government to redefine “sex” so as to include “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” without the requirement of Congressional passage of an amendment to formally change the law. This includes the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s inclusion of these categories under Title VII; the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s inclusion of these categories under the Fair Housing Act; the Department of Education’s Title IX of the Civil Rights Act; and Section 1557 of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Affordable Care Act. Each defines sex in the biological sense of male and female.
- Work toward passage of the Safe Schools Improvement Act (S. 311), which singles out “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (among other statuses) for special protection against harassment and bullying, while ignoring all other possible forms of bullying. The Safe Schools Improvement Act would also end sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors (even if both the minor and parent voluntarily consent),[xli] and push for passage of the Student Non-Discrimination Act (S. 439) to prohibit public school officials from “discriminating” against students on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
- Contribution of $50 million to the Global Equality Fund to advance the rights of LGBT persons worldwide.[xlii]
With Hillary Clinton at the helm, America would awake on November 9th to the promises of a more bloated and pervasive government, an expansion of coverage and funding for abortion, full support of the LGBT activist agenda, a feeble military, leftist federal courts, higher taxes, borders flooded with illegal immigrants, and the sunset of religious liberty. Clinton is willing to sacrifice any of the foundational elements of our American democratic republic on the altar of political correctness and moral flexibility. She has promised to take on the “right wing machine” and stand firm against Republicans in her quest to move America toward Alinsky’s radicalized ideal. This year as never before, abstention from the voting booth will have dire—and possibly permanent—consequences.
[i] “Hillary Clinton on Principles & Values,” OnTheIssues, accessed September 19, 2016, http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Principles_+_Values.htm.
[ii] Stephanie Condon, “Hillary Clinton: The vast, right-wing conspiracy is ‘even better funded’ now,” CBS News, February 3, 2016, accessed September 13, 2016, http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-the-vast-right-wing-conspiracy-is-even-better-funded-now/.
[iii] Evan Halper, “Clinton makes a lot of promises — which can she keep?” Los Angeles Times, August 9, 2016, accessed September 13, 2016, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-clinton-promises-20160809-snap-story.html.
[iv] Roger Kimball, “Want to Understand Hillary Clinton? Read Saul Alinksy,” Washington Examiner, September 18, 2016, accessed September 27, 2016, http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/want-to-understand-hillary-clinton-read-saul-alinsky/article/2602071.
[v] “Hillary Clinton on Abortion,” OnTheIssues, accessed September 13, 2016, http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Abortion.htm#Contraception.
[vi] Anne Gearan, “Is Hillary Clinton against the religious freedom law Bill Clinton backed?” The Washington Post, April 3, 2015, accessed September 19, 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/04/03/is-hillary-clinton-against-the-religious-freedom-law-bill-clinton-backed/.
[vii] U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, “The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties,” press release, September 7, 2016, http://www.usccr.gov/press/2016/PR-09-07-16.pdf.
[viii] “Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties,” U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, September 2016, p. 39, http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/Peaceful-Coexistence-09-07-16.PDF.
[ix] Dan Merica and Sophie Tatum, “Clinton expresses regret for saying ‘half’ of Trump supporters are ‘deplorables’,” CNN.com, September 12, 2016, accessed September 19, 2016, http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/09/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-basket-of-deplorables/index.html.
[x] Jason Howerton, “Hillary Clinton: ‘Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs…Have to Be Changed’,” TheBlaze.com, April 24, 2015, accessed September 27, 2016, http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/24/hillary-clinton-deep-seeded-cultural-codes-religious-beliefshave-to-be-changed/.
[xi] “Statement from Hillary Clinton on the Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Decisions on Marriage Equality,” HillaryClinton.com, accessed September 21, 2016, https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/statements/2016/06/26/statement-from-hillary-clinton-on-the-anniversary-of-the-supreme-courts-decisions-on-marriage-equality/.
[xii] Deroy Murdock, “Despite 18 1/2-Millisecond Gap, Hillary Still Favors Middle-Class Tax Hikes,” National Review, August 8, 2016, accessed September 19, 2016, http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438788/hillary-clinton-tax-plan-middle-class-tax-hikes.
[xiii] Danielle Paquette, “The enormous ambition of Hillary Clinton’s child-care plan,” The Washington Post, May 12, 2016, accessed September 19, 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/05/12/the-enormous-ambition-of-hillary-clintons-child-care-plan/.
[xiv] “Hillary Clinton on School Choice,” OnTheIssues, accessed September 13, 2016, http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Education.htm#School_Choice.
[xv] “On Roe v. Wade’s Anniversary, One Candidate Has Lifelong Record of Fighting for Women: Hillary Clinton,” HillaryClinton.com, accessed September 19, 2016, https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/factsheets/2016/01/22/lifelong-record-roe-anniversary/.
[xvii] “Hillary Clinton on Abortion,” OnTheIssues, accessed September 19, 2016, http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Abortion.htm.
[xviii] Ben Wolfgang, “Hillary Clinton’s health plan to include a public option,” The Washington Times, July 10, 2016, accessed September 19, 2016, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/10/hillary-clintons-health-plan-to-include-a-public-o/.
[xix] “Hillary Clinton on Immigration,” OnTheIssues, accessed September 22, 2016, http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Immigration.htm; see also: “Hillary Clinton on Homeland Security,” http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Homeland_Security.htm; and “Hillary Clinton on Immigration,” http://www.ontheissues.org/Hillary_Clinton.htm#Immigration.
[xx] Zudhi Jasser, “Clinton, Trump must promote freedom and human rights in election campaign,” Asia Times, September 1, 2016, accessed September 13, 2016, http://atimes.com/2016/09/clinton-trump-must-promote-freedom-and-human-rights/.
[xxi] “Fighting for Full Equality for LGBT People,” HillaryClinton.com, accessed September 13, 2016, https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/factsheets/2015/12/17/fighting-for-full-equality/.
[xxii] Matthew Vadum, “Killing Qaddafi: Hillary’s Secret Role,” FrontPageMag.com, February 4, 2015, accessed September 25, 2016, http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/250798/killing-qaddafi-hillarys-secret-role-matthew-vadum.
[xxiii] Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, “Secret Benghazi report reveals Hillary’s Libya war push armed al Qaeda-tied terrorists,” The Washington Times, February 1, 2015, accessed September 25, 2016, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/1/hillary-clinton-libya-war-push-armed-benghazi-rebe/.
[xxv] Daniel Halper, “Clinton Shouts: ‘What Difference … Does It Make?’” The Weekly Standard, January 23, 2013, accessed Sept. 25, 2016, http://www.weeklystandard.com/clinton-shouts-what-difference-…-does-it-make/article/697536.
[xxvi] Nick Meo, “US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi in historic first,” The Telegraph, July 14, 2012, accessed September 25, 2016, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/9400749/US-Secretary-of-State-Hillary-Clinton-meets-Egypts-Muslim-Brotherhood-president-Mohammed-Morsi-in-historic-first.html; See also: Maxim Lott, “U.S. gift of F-16 fighters headed to Egypt, despite Morsi’s harsh rhetoric,” FoxNews.com, January 22, 2013, accessed September 25, 2016, http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/22/gift-us-f-16-fighter-jets-en-route-to-egypt-amid-criticism.html.
[xxvii] Miriam Elder, “Vladimir Putin accuses Hillary Clinton of encouraging Russian protests,” The Guardian, December 8, 2011, accessed September 25, 2016, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/dec/08/vladimir-putin-hillary-clinton-russia.
[xxviii] Danielle Ryan, “From bad to worse: Clinton laying foundation for increasingly hostile relations with Russia,” RT.com, August 28, 2016, accessed September 25, 2016, https://www.rt.com/op-edge/357460-hillary-clinton-putin-russia/.
[xxix] “US: Clinton Remarks Undermine Rights Reform in China,” Human Rights Watch, February 20, 2009, accessed September 25, 2016, https://www.hrw.org/news/2009/02/20/us-clinton-remarks-undermine-rights-reform-china.
[xxx] Philip Wegmann, “How Liberal Judges Took Control of 70% of US Appeals Courts,” The Daily Signal, September 4, 2016, accessed September 13, 2016, http://dailysignal.com/2016/09/04/how-liberal-judges-took-control-of-70-percent-of-us-appeals-courts/.
[xxxi] “Judicial Vacancies,” United States Courts, accessed September 13, 2016, http://www.uscourts.gov/judges-judgeships/judicial-vacancies.
[xxxiii] Ibid, Wegmann.
[xxxiv] Hillary Clinton, “A Make or Break Moment for Supreme Court Appointments,” The Boston Globe, January 8, 2016, accessed September 13, 2016, http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/01/08/make-break-moment-for-supreme-court-appointments/ULPa9x5VEUjqfeTn8rCpdN/story.html.
[xxxv] “U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress - 2nd Session,” United States Senate, accessed September 22, 2016, http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00001.
[xxxvi] “U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 108th Congress - 1st Session,” United States Senate, accessed September 22, 2016, http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=108&session=1&vote=00312.
[xxxvii] “U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress - 2nd Session,” United States Senate, accessed September 22, 2016, http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00158.
[xxxviii] “U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 108th Congress - 2nd Session,” United States Senate, accessed September 22, 2016, http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=108&session=2&vote=00153.
[xxxix] “U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress - 1st Session,” United States Senate, accessed September 22, 2016, http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=1&vote=00393.
[xl] “Fighting for Full Equality for LGBT People,” HillaryClinton.com.
[xli] “LGBT rights and equality,” HillaryClinton.com, accessed September 28, 2016, https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/lgbt-equality/.
[xlii] “Fighting for Full Equality for LGBT People,” HillaryClinton.com.