Democratic presidential candidate
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday praised the Supreme Court ruling
striking down state bans on gay marriage and criticized the responses
of her Republican rivals.
“It was an emotional roller coaster
of a day,” Clinton said. “This morning, love triumphed in the
highest court in our land. Equality triumphed, and America
Court strikes down state gay marriage bans.)
Clinton, who made her remarks at a
party fundraiser in Northern Virginia, also vowed to fight
discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“We can sum up the message from the
court and the American people in just two words: Move on,” she
said, a warning to Republicans.
The GOP , she said, was “determined
to lead us right back into the past.”
“Instead of trying to turn back the
clock, they should be joining us in saying no, no to discrimination
once and for all,” she added.
Nearly all the candidates seeking the
Republican presidential nomination have criticized the Supreme
Court's ruling, with most saying that the issue should be left to the
states to decide.