The White House on Monday welcomed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's gay marriage endorsement.

In a 6-minute video for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, Clinton announced that her stance on the issue had changed.

“I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples,” Clinton said. “I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law.”

(Related: Hillary Clinton: I support gay marriage.)

The announcement fueled speculation that Clinton is considering a run for president in 2016.

During a press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated that the president welcomed her new stance.

“I can tell you that the president believes that any time a public official of stature steps forward to embrace a commitment that he shares to equality for LGBT Americans, he thinks it's a good thing,” Carney said. “And I haven't spoken with him about Secretary Clinton's announcement, but I know that that's what he feels in general when major figures in our society make their views known. And it's testimony to how far this country and how quickly this country has traveled, as he has said.”