VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Endorses Gay Marriage, Is Love of My Young Life

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In case her consistent work for gay families and Americans and outspoken views toward worldwide LGBT equality didn’t tip you off, Hillary Clinton supports gay marriage – and she’s coming out on the right side of history in a nearly six-minute video for the HRC.

“I believe America is at its best when we champion the freedom and dignity of every human being,” Clinton says in the ad. “That’s who we are. It’s in our DNA.” She also harkens back to her days in the Obama administration, making light of a reminder that she declared “gay rights are human rights” in Geneva in a historical speech last summer and talking about a conversation she had with a young activist in Tunisia who saw America as “an example to the world.”

“LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones, and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship,’’ Clinton says at the video’s halfway point. “That includes marriage.”

The endorsement comes on the heels of Mr. Hillary Clinton’s statement on the constitutionality of DOMA last week, which raised some eyebrows. Clinton’s decision to appear in the HRC video did as well, particularly among the strange breed of political reporters unable to back off of the “Hillary Running in 2016” beat. But regardless of Clinton’s political aspirations, this wonky one-sided conversation with her about gay marriage is guaranteed to be good for your brain.


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