Hillary Clinton Throws Support Behind Gay Marriage
Matt | On 19, Mar 2013
In what is being speculated as a pre-emptive move for the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton released a six-minute video endorsing full marriage equality.
The former secretary of state recorded the clip with the Human Rights Campaign, one of the leading pro-gay rights organizations. In it, she talks about her work at the State Department and how she has championed the cause of equality for LGBT Americans. She formally states that in private and “as a matter of law” she supports the right for same-sex couples to marry.
The presidential chatter around the video was inevitable. Hillary looked poised and presidential in a warm, relaxed setting. She spoke authoritatively about her position and why it’s important for the country to get behind the idea. This essentially lifted her above the fray of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who has retracted his support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
Honestly, Hillary could talk about going to the state fair next week and people will find a way to tie it to the presidential race. As much as I am still on election detox, I have to say it was good to see Mrs. Clinton in this light. I’m excited about the idea of her running in a few years, if that ever happens!