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.”
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.”