The Log Cabin Republicans, a GOP group
that advocates for LGBT rights, on Saturday released a 45-second
video attacking Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham
Clinton's record on marriage equality.
“Was Hillary Clinton a gay rights
advocate when it counted?” the group asks viewers before showing
clips from 2002 and 2004 in which Clinton says she opposes such
Clinton said in 2013 that her position
in favor of civil unions for gay couples had evolved to include
Gregory Angelo, the group's president,
pointed to a speech Clinton gave in 2004 on the Senate floor to
declare: “Not everyone in the United States supported marriage
equality in 2004, but few took to the floor of the chamber to hammer
home the point the way Hillary Clinton did.”
“I believe that marriage is not just
a bond, but a sacred bond, between a man and a woman,” Clinton is
seen saying in the video.
However, Clinton was speaking in
opposition to a Republican proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to
define marriage as a heterosexual union.
The video ends with a reminder that
Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton's Democratic rival, supported such
unions before she did.
“It's time for the people of Iowa –
and the country – to know that when it mattered, Hillary Clinton
was wrong on gay rights,” Angelo added.
Log Cabin Republicans in 2012 endorsed
Mitt Romney's presidential bid. As governor of Massachusetts,
Romney fought against the court ruling that ordered the state to
issue marriage licenses to gay couples.