Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former
President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential front-runner
Hillary Rodham Clinton, says that she helped her mom evolve on
Clinton appeared Thursday on Ellen
DeGeneres' daytime talk show, where she discussed how she became
involved in the issue.
“When I got married in 2010 to my
best friend, it just crystallized so fundamentally to me that
everyone should be allowed to marry their best friend,” Clinton
said. “And so I joined the equal marriage fight in New York, and
we got equal marriage in New York in 2011.”
“I am just so proud that our country
is the country that I want my daughter to grow up in so she can marry
whoever she wants to marry.”
Hillary Clinton was the last in her
family to endorse marriage equality, which she did in 2013 after she
had left her post at the State Department.
Clinton: I support gay marriage.)
Chelsea Clinton told DeGeneres that she
pushed her mom on the issue.