Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her support for gay marriage Monday, putting her in line with other potential Democratic presidential candidates on a social issue that is rapidly gaining public approval. Clinton made the announcement in an online video released Monday morning by the gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign. She says in the six-minute video that gays and lesbians are "full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. Clinton's announcement is certain to further fuel the already rampant speculation that she is considering another run for president in Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley -- all back the right of same-sex couples to marry.
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Hillary Clinton supports gay marriage. This is a major shift. She had long been committed to marriage as between one man and one woman. As once noted by the Rev.
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President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday trumpeted the Supreme Court's ruling that states can no longer ban gay marriage , with Obama calling the decision "a victory for America. Participating at a candidates' forum on Aug. Rick Warren to define marriage. Warren went on to ask the then-candidate whether or not he would support a Constitutional amendment that defined marriage as he had defined it in his previous response, but Obama simply answered, "No I would not.
Washington CNN As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about her position on same-sex marriage, defending her past reticence to discuss the issue and falling well short of full-throated support. Now, in a markedly new position, Clinton is offering just that, calling gay marriage a right afforded by the Constitution. As a candidate in , Clinton opposed same-sex marriage, supporting the idea of civil unions instead. She did not proclaim her personal support for same-sex marriage until , after she left her diplomatic position as secretary of state. During a interview with NPR, Clinton and host Terry Gross sparred over the topic in a conversation that, at times, grew testy.