As a candidate inClinton opposed same-sex marriage, supporting the idea of civil unions instead. However, among gay activists, the episode has long contributed to an ambivalence about Clinton, who took historic steps as president on behalf of the gay community but sometimes seemed to be triangulating on the issue. Most national-level Democratic politicians now fully embrace gay marriage rights, and the Supreme Court is set to hear a case later this month that could guarantee recognition of same-sex marriages nationwide. See next articles. Our Work Our Programs Publications.
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Indeed, Clinton has a complicated history on gay rights. Dan Merica, CNN Washington CNN As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about her position on same-sex marriage, defending her past reticence to discuss the issue and falling well short of full-throated support. She did not proclaim her personal support for same-sex marriage untilafter she left her diplomatic position as secretary of state.
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