In an interview with Logo from the
Democratic National Convention (DNC), Chelsea Clinton spoke about how
she influenced her parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton, on LGBT rights.
Chelsea Clinton said that getting
engaged to her now husband Marc Mezvinsky gave her an opportunity to
talk to her parents about how unfair it was that many of her friends
who happen to be gay or lesbian could not marry.
“When I got engaged to my now husband
Marc, it gave just sort of an additional impetus for me to talk to my
parents a lot about this – 'You know, I get to marry my best
said. “And I think just continuing to humanize that. And
also, so many of my friends are LGBT. And so many of my friends
wanted to get married. I think even more powerfully was hearing from
my friends they hope to be able to have the same story that my
parents had had, that Marc and I were going to have; is really what
made a difference.”
“Do you think that we'll see an
openly LGBT president in your lifetime?” Raymond Braun asked.
“I hope so,” Clinton answered. “I
hope that our leadership reflects our country. Because we know that
the potential is not solely the province of men or straight people or
white people ...”