Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
on Wednesday called on the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on
In a statement given to the Washington
Blade, campaign spokesperson Adrienne Elrod said: “Hillary
Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will
come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that
After she left her post as secretary of
state in 2013, Clinton recorded a 6-minute
video for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in which she endorsed
marriage equality for the first time.
“I support marriage for lesbian and
gay couples,” she said in the video.
During a contentious interview over the
summer with Fresh Air host Terry Gross, Clinton said that the
issue is best handled by the states.
“For me, marriage had always been a
matter left to the states,” Clinton said. “And in may of the
conversations that I and my colleagues and supporters had, I fully
endorsed the efforts by activists who work state-by-state and in fact
that is what is working.”
Clinton annoyed as Terry Gross tries to pin down her views on gay