Democratic presidential candidate
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that she was thrilled with the
Supreme Court's summer ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all
After NBC's Meet the Press
played a montage of Clinton clips in which she appeared to change her
positions on several issues, host Chuck Todd asked: “How do you
respond to some critics who say, you know, 'Your positions have
changed out of political expediency?' That you're sort of whatever
the majority is at that time, that's the position you have.”
“Well, I just don't think that
reflects either my assessment of issues, and I don't think it
reflects how people who are thoughtful actually conduct their lives.
I mean, if we don't learn, if we don't, you know, make decisions
based on the best information we have available, well, you know,
that's regrettable,” Clinton responded.
“On sames-sex marriage, like a lot of
people, including our president, I did evolve,” she continued.
“And I was not raised to even imagine this. And I'm thrilled now
that it is the law of the land. And I have a lot of close friends
who are now able to be married because of the changes we've made
legally and constitutionally.”
Clinton endorsed marriage equality in
2013 after she had left her post at the State Department.
Clinton: I support gay marriage.)