Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Tuesday
began organizing a campaign thanking Hillary Clinton, a former first
lady, secretary of state and senator from New York, for her
endorsement of gay marriage.
In a 6-minute video for HRC's Americans
for Marriage Equality campaign released on Monday, 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.)
A thank you letter being organized by
HRC quickly spread on social media, garnering more than 4,000
Facebook “likes” in its first day.
“Hearing your thoughtful reflection
on your experience as Secretary of State and your heartfelt support
of marriage equality filled me with pride,” the
letter states in part. “Thank you for your dedication to the
values that make our country strong and for speaking out on this
critical civil rights fight of our time.”
Some pundits have speculated that
Clinton's announcement is in preparation for a second bid at the
White House in 2016, while others believe she hopes to influence two
upcoming Supreme Court cases related to the issue.