The United Methodist Secretary of State

Editors' Note: This is part of the Faith of the Candidates series. Learn about the religious and political beliefs of the other presidential candidates here.

Faith Affiliation: United Methodist

Current Religious Membership: Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton grew up in Illinois just outside of Chicago. She graduated from Wellesley College and from Yale Law School. She was a partner in a law firm before becoming the First Lady of Arkansas. After her husband was elected President of the United States in 1992, Clinton took an active role as First Lady, proposing several pieces of legislation. After Bill Clinton's two terms of office, she moved to New York and was elected to office as the U.S. Senator from New York before running for president in 2008. She served as Secretary of State under the Obama Administration for four years. She is 68 years old.

She is married to Bill, the 42nd President of the United States, and they have one daughter, Chelsea, and one granddaughter.

Hillary Clinton:

    1. Advocates for Planned Parenthood and abortion on demand
    2. Supports immigration reform and deportation relief, suggesting that protection should be extended
    3. Opposed same-sex marriage until 2013; she now supports LGBT rights
    4. Supports the ACA
    5. Calls for paid family leave
    6. Calls for much stricter gun control laws

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