Where they stand: 10 GOP hopefuls on immigration, gay marriageLoading
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    On immigration: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: Bush, a longtime advocate of comprehensive immigration reform, said in a statement that the Senate vote was a “strong step for meaningful immigration reform and encouraging legal immigration for those that want to contribute to a better America.” He said the legislation “secures our borders and allows the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in our country the opportunity to earn a legal status.”
    On gay marriage: Bush has said gay marriage should be decided by individual states. In a speech in June, Bush told the Faith and Freedom Coalition that “families don’t look all the time like they used to, and that’s OK,” and said the nation needs to be supportive of non-traditional families.
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    On immigration: Rubio was a key member of a bipartisan group of senators who developed the Senate plan and has spent months developing comprehensive immigration reform legislation. He has tried to sell the plan to conservatives, pointing to border security measures that would add 20,000 new border agents, build 700 miles of fencing along the southern border and develop a tracking system to identify people who overstay their visas.
    On gay marriage: In a lengthy statement, Rubio said the Supreme Court “made a serious mistake” and “overstepped its important, but limited role.” He said gay marriage should be decided through the democratic process and “not through litigation and court pronouncements.”
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    On immigration: Ryan has advocated for immigration reform and said in an interview with CBS News last week that the Senate’s approval of border security measures would help the cause in the House. He said in the interview that “legal immigration is good for America.”
    On gay marriage: Following the Supreme Court’s decision, Ryan said the institution of marriage is a “unique relationship between one man and one woman” and the “foundation for the family.” He said it was now up to states “to decide this issue through the democratic process.”

    On immigration: Walker has said the current immigration system is broken and supports a bipartisan approach to providing people living here illegally some kind of provisional status to live in the country, but not necessarily citizenship. He said in February that people waiting to get citizenship should have priority and others need to have a legal pathway to live here legally. He has not commented directly on the bill pending in Congress.
    On gay marriage: Walker has supported Wisconsin’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, passed in 2006.
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