March 18th, 2013
12:21 PM ET

Hillary Clinton backs same-sex marriage

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced for the first time Monday she supports marriage rights for same-sex couples, saying that "gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights."

"America is at its best when we champion the freedom and dignity of every human being," Clinton said in a video produced by the Human Rights Campaign.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Former Secretary of State Clinton will probably be our next President. Republicans would have to mold someone entirely new to catch her.
    Mrs. Clinton is correct about human rights, of course.

    March 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Support Plural Marriage

      Joey so glad that you also support everyone's right to love and marry whoever they choose. Please contact your legislature and ask them to include plural marriage in the new marriage equality laws!

      March 19, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Flamin Dude ©

    @ Gayness:
    You wouldn't have thrown up if you hadn't accepted. Why didn't you just say no?

    March 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gayness

      I did say that I don't putt from the ruff in so many words

      March 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    They pass this, then I want to buy high power weapons with NOBODYS' APPROVAL!

    March 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You may certainly do that now, if you wish-and have the right connections.

      Get your cash together. Equal rights for EVERY citizen WILL happen.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fernace

    Equal Rights=Human Rights!! Gays have existed since the beginning of time, we don't know why, but we Do Know that all measures to eliminate, exclude or marginalize them don't work! They are here to stay & need the same protection any law abiding American needs! Thanks Hillary for standing up for Equal & Human Rights!!

    March 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kevin


    March 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Certainly you may vote for anyone you please, Jeff.
    Write-in candidates are legal. Write in Xaviera Hollander; she's another go-getter.

    March 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kyle Robertson

    Who cares what she has to say? She should just fade off into the sunset. Her concussion has affected her more than physically.

    March 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    This just is emblematic of the greater sense of awareness in our society. Gay or straight should be able to live the same lives.

    March 18, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. KeninTexas

    Typical politician. They will change their moral stances and sell their souls if they think they can get a vote out of it regardless if it's right or wrong.

    March 19, 2013 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  10. Support Plural Marriage

    Hillary is on to something. Everyone deserves the right to love and marry whoever they choose. Hopefully Hillary also support plural marriage. Everyone deserves the right to love and marry whoever they choose. Stand up for human rights! Support plural marriages!

    March 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |