Lee supported continuing the "don't ask, don't tell policy" banning gays from openly serving in the military. Granato called for a repeal, saying many gays now serve honorably and the policy is an affront to them.
"If we enforce laws more faithfully," Lee said, "jobs will dry up and they will go home."
Granato called for compassion and development of comprehensive immigration reform. "I do not believe in ripping families apart," he said. "We need to have compassion as we fix this."
Lee and Bradley also opposed the DREAM Act, which would allow children brought to America by undocumented immigrant parents to qualify for legal residency if they attend and complete college. "I don't believe we should be offering any benefit to people who come here in violation of our laws," Lee said.
Granato countered that the legislation would help children who have known no country except the United States. "I am fully in favor of the DREAM Act," he said.
Lee said that his views match Utahns who "are reclaiming their right to constitutionally limited government. We have to focus on limiting the size, scope, reach and power of the federal government."
On Social Security, Lee said Americans must raise the retirement age to save it. Granato said Social Security must be protected, but without that step.
The above quotations are from 2010 Utah Senate Debates.
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