At a televised town hall Wednesday
night, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton
blasted Republican attempts to repeal marriage equality.
Out CNN anchor Anderson Cooper hosted
the town hall, which took place at the Derry Opera House in Derry,
When asked what she would look for in a
Supreme Court justice, Clinton told the crowd that the high court is
one of the many reasons “why we can't turn the White House over to
“[The Supreme Court has] a view that
I just fundamentally disagree with about what the way we have to keep
the balance of power in our society is. So, they have given way too
much power to corporations. They have given Citizens United the
biggest gift, the Koch brothers, Karl Rove and all of those folks
whose values I don't share, and who are doing everything they can to
try to turn the clock back.”
“We have to preserve marriage
equality. We have to go further to end discrimination against the
LGBT community. We've got to make sure to preserve Roe v. Wade;
not let it be nibbled away, or repealed. We've got work to do,”
She reiterated her pledge to support
LGBT rights in her closing remarks.
Clinton's rival, Vermont Senator Bernie
Sanders, did not directly address LGBT issues during his portion of
the CNN town hall.