In her New Hampshire concession speech
on Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton
reiterated her support for LGBT rights.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders crushed
Clinton with a 20-point victory.
But supporters gathered to hear Clinton
before she left the Granite State were buoyant and Clinton sounded
optimistic about the next leg of her campaign.
“I want to begin by congratulating
Senator Sanders on his victory tonight,” Clinton told the cheering
crowd with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and her
daughter, Chelsea Clinton, by her side. “And I want to say, I
still love New Hampshire, and I always will.”
Clinton talked about her plans for the
economy, then added that ending discrimination was also a priority.
“We also have to break through the
barriers of bigotry. African-American parents shouldn't have to
worry that their children will be harassed, humiliated, even shot
because of the color of their skin. Immigrant families shouldn't
have to lie awake at night listening for a knock on the door. LGBT
Americans shouldn't be fired from their jobs because of who they are
or who they love. And let's finally deliver something long overdue,
equal pay for women in this economy,” Clinton said to loud cheers.
Later in her speech, Clinton added that
injustice demands action: “That is why I believe so strongly that
we have to keep up with every fiber of our being the campaign for
human rights. Human rights as women's rights. Human rights as gay
rights. Human rights as worker rights. Human rights as voting
rights. Human rights across the board for every single American.”