Hillary Clinton Declares Support for Gay Marriage

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
March 18 2013 11:25 AM

Hillary Clinton Declares Support for Gay Marriage

File this under significant but not exactly shocking: Hillary Clinton declared her support for gay marriage in a video released by the Human Rights Campaign.

In the Monday morning video, Clinton says that she supports gay marriage "personally and as a matter of policy and law," explaining that "LGBT Americans ... are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage."

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Clinton, as the Associated Press helpfully points out, follows other potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates Andrew Cuomo and Joe Biden in making her positive stance on gay marriage public.

Abby Ohlheiser is a Slate contributor.

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