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How do the 2008 Democratic Presidential candidates respond to gay rights? HRC asks the right questions.

The Human Rights Campaign released its 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate questionnaire. The results provide insight about the current candidates for President.

Where do they each stand on our issues?

For the first time ever, all of the announced Democratic candidates stated their support for extending federal benefits and equal tax treatment to same-sex couples who are parties to a union legally recognized by their state. The candidates also expressed unanimous support for extending federal benefits for same-sex couples and their children.

Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Barack Obama, Senator John Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Joe Biden, Senator Chris Dodd and Congressman Dennis Kucinich responded to the questionnaire.