Hillary Clinton Announces Her Support of Gay Marriage (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced on Monday her support for gay marriage in a video released by the Human Rights Campaign.

“They are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage. That’s why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples," said Clinton. "I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law embedded in a broader effort to advance equality for LGBT Americans and all Americans.”

According to Politico.com, Clinton backed a New York state law allowing LGBT couples to marry in 2011, three years after opposing marriage equality during her 2008 presidential campaign.

“Gay rights are human rights," said Clinton during a United Nations speech in December 2011. Clinton recalled that speech in this new video.

“There were some countries that did not want to hear that,” Clinton said. “But I believe America is at its best when we champion the freedom and dignity of every human being. That’s who we are. It’s in our DNA.”

Sources: Politico.com and YouTube.com