A previously suppressed ad featuring
Chelsea Clinton endorsing gay marriage has surfaced.
The 45-second ad was filmed as part of
campaign to promote marriage equality in four states. Last November,
Maine, Maryland and Washington state approved referendums legalizing
such unions, while Minnesota voters became the first in the nation to
reject a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual
Voters in those states never did see
“I believe that everyone should have
the freedom to marry the person they love,” Clinton says in the ad.
“I hope you'll join me and others who care about basic fairness
and civil rights by doing all you can to support these efforts no
matter where you live. The outcome in these four states is so
the video at BuzzFeed.com.)
BuzzFeed.com, which first reported on
the ad, quoted an anonymous source as saying that NBC, Clinton's
employer, “scuttled” the campaign.
A previous The
New York Post story cited Clinton's NBC News contract as
preventing her from campaigning for President Barack Obama's
Clinton, along with her famous father,
President Bill Clinton, visibly campaigned for passage of marriage
equality in New York. She joined NBC News as a “special
correspondent” in 2011. Clinton's reporting at the network avoids