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Liberal Democrats policies on social issues

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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Party’s support baseNo


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Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Party’s support baseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Parental Leave

Should parental leave payments increase based on the mother's wage?

  Public statementsNo, there should be no paid parental leave