In her official campaign rally for
president on Saturday, Hillary Clinton reiterated her support for
A crowd of roughly 5,500 supporters
gathered on Roosevelt Island in New York to help her kick off her bid
for the White House.
The former secretary of state, first
lady and Democratic senator from New York briefly mentioned her
gender – “I will be the youngest woman president in the history
of the United States. And the first grandmother as well” – and
took on her GOP rivals in her roughly 45-minute speech.
Republican candidates, she said, want
to “wipe out tough rules on Wall Street” and “take away health
insurance from more than 16 million Americans without offering any
“And they turn their backs on gay
people who love each other,” Clinton said.
“Fundamentally, they reject what it
takes to build an inclusive economy. It takes an inclusive society.
What I once called 'a village' that has a place for everyone.”
Clinton also reiterated her support for
“We should ban discrimination against
LGBT Americans and their families so they can live, learn, marry and
work like everybody else,” she said.