Hillary Clinton Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

hillaryDays after Republican Senator Rob Portman announced his support for same-sex marriage, another political heavyweight is announced support, too. Former Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton announced her support for the same-sex marriage. She announced her support in a video for the Human Rights Campaign, which is for equal rights for the LGBT community. The HRC announced the video as breaking news, and came the same day as two polls showed a majority of Americans support same-sex marriage. In an ABC News/Washington Post poll, fifty-eight percent of Americans back same-sex marriage, with fifty-three supporting it in a CNN/ORC poll. David Griffin, president of the HRC, said “We are honored to have Secretary Clinton’s moving statement as part of our Americans for Marriage Equality series.  Now that she has left office and can speak publicly about the issue that is so important to all of us, Hillary shares her experience as Secretary and what she learned while representing our country around the world, and what she has come to believe.” As Secretary of State, Clinton refrained from making political comments, such as this. But, she has opened up since leaving office, some say it is in preparation for a 2016 presidential run. The HRC has recently began running ads trying to drum up support for the cause. One early ad showed former First Lady Laura Bush, but she later asked to be removed from the ad.

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Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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