Hillary Clinton evolves on gay marriage

Call it flip-flopping, call it “evolving,” or call it getting with the times: Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced on Wednesday that she now supports equal marriage as a Constitutional right.  It’s a significant change from her earlier stance that this should be a state-by-state decision, and comes ahead of a Supreme Court decision, expected some time in June, that could potentially legalize same-sex marriages nationwide. While Clinton has had a complicated history when it comes to gay rights, she showed herself supportive of LGBT rights as a secretary of state, and came out publicly in favor of same-sex marriage in March 2013. The fact that she now defends it as a “Constitutional right” — something that would have been basically unheard of for a candidate when she first ran in 2008 — shows how far we’ve come since then.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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