2020 Democratic Platform

 
 
 
 
 

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE

 

Supports “repealing the Hyde Amendment” to allow the government to fund abortions

Supports “codifying” the right to abortion

Democrats believe every woman should be able to access reproductive health care

services, including safe and legal abortions

Oppose and will fight to overturn federal and state laws that create barriers to

reproductive health and rights

Opposes current FDA safety restrictions on chemical abortion pills

Supports repealing President Trump’s changes to the Title X program that separate

abortion from federal family planning grants.

 

REDEFINING MARRIAGE

 

Silent on marriage and family being the

foundation of society

 

LGBT AGENDA, TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS, AND WOMEN’S SPORTS IN SCHOOL

 

We will fight to enact the Equality Act -a bill that would alter our entire federal

civil rights framework, gut religious liberty, and advance abortion.

Supports insurance coverage of “gender transition”, including “surgery

and hormone therapy.”

We will ensure that all transgender and non-binary people can procure official

government identification documents that accurately reflect their gender identity.

Supports banning practices aimed at assisting patients with unwanted same-sex

attraction or gender dysphoria.

We will work to “guarantee transgender students’ access to facilities based on their

gender identity.

We will protect the rights of transgender students.

We will fight to enact the Equality Act – a bill that would allow biological men to play in

women’s sports if they identify as transgender women.

  

ABORTION AND THE LGBT AGENDA INTERNATIONALLY

              

We believe access to reproductive care and abortion services, are vital to the

empowerment of women and girls.

Supports for repealing President Trump’s expanded Mexico City Policy and the

Helms Amendment which bar American funding for abortion abroad.

We will restore the United States’ position of leadership on LGBTQ+ issues and appoint              

“senior leaders directly responsible for driving LGBTQ+ issues within the federal

government.”

  

CONSCIENCE RIGHTS IN HEALTHCARE

 

Supports the coercive HHS contraception mandate against faith-based groups like

Little Sisters of the Poor.

Condemns the Trump administration’s regulation clarifying the definition of

sex discrimination in the Affordable Care Act.  This regulation allows doctors,

hospitals, and insurance companies to practice medicine and operate in

accordance with their conscience.

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

 

Celebrates the paramount importance of maintaining the separation between

church and state.

Rejects broad religious exemptions for businesses, medical providers, social

service agencies, and others

We will fight to enact the Equality Act – a bill that would remove religious liberty

protections and even force churches to violate the tenets of their faith.

Religious freedom is a core American value and a core value of the Democrat Party.

Democrats will protect the rights of each American for the free exercise

of his or her own religion.

  

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

 

It will be the policy of the Democratic Administration to advocate for religious

freedom throughout the world.

Implies religious freedom is a “cover for discrimination.”

Asserts that there is “politicization” of religious freedom within U.S.  foreign policy.

  

GOD IN GOVERNMENT

 

Silent on the role of God in government.

Silent on the source of human rights.

Celebrates, the paramount importance of

maintaining the separation between church

and state enshrined in our Constitution.

Entire platform mentions God one time.

 

THE COURTS

 

We will appoint U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal judges who will

respect and enforce foundational precedents, including Roe v. Wade.

                    Applauds the decision in Bostock v Clayton County, which redefined the word sex

          in Title VII to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

  

SEX EDUCATION

 

Supports LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education

with a full range of “family planning

services.”

  

EDUCATION CHOICE

 

Democrats oppose private school vouchers and other policies that

divert taxpayer-funded resources away from public-school system,

including the program at issue in the recent Espinoza decision.

No mention of homeschooling.

  

SOCIAL EXPERIMENTATION IN THE MILITARY

 

We will reverse the Trump Administration’s ban (DOD policy on

Gender Dysphoric individuals serving in the military).

Silent on service members’ religious liberty rights.

Calls for VA medical benefits to include abortion and gender “transition” services.