Hillary Evolves Some More On Gay Marriage

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Hillary Clinton is making an apparent effort to get closer in line with the progressives in her party on the issue of gay marriage.

On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Democrat’s campaign, Adrienne Elrod, said: “Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right.”

That quote was in response to BuzzFeed pointing out earlier that Clinton had not specifically addressed whether individual states have the right to restrict gay marriage. Her position now appears to be in line with those who think the federal government should knock down same-sex marriage bans.

Her position seems to be a change from last year when Clinton, in an interview, said she supported a “state-by-state” approach to gay marriage.

“I fully endorse the efforts by activists to work state-by-state,” she told Terry Gross of NPR. “In fact, that is what is working.”

Clinton, like others in her party, hasn’t always supported gay marriage. She announced her support for same-sex marriages in 2013, after years of officially opposing it.

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