US Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has reiterated her support for equal marriage rights calling same sex marriage a “constitutional right.”
With the United States Supreme court set to rule on the issue of marriage equality in June, Clinton, who has become the presumptive Democratic nominee for President has released a new statement calling ssame sex marriage a “constitutional right.”
“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,” said Adrienne Elrod, a Clinton spokeswoman, in a statement.
The statement is significant because it does signal a shift in position for the former First Lady. Clinton was previously on record as saying the issue should be left to the states. The new statement signals a newly held view from her that the Supreme Court should decide the matter on a nationwide basis when it makes a ruling in June.
Clinton’s support in the gay community is strong. The largest statewide LGBT advocacy group — Equality California – endorsed Clinton in March and the super PAC the was urging Clinton to run for much of 2013 and 2014 held a number of events at gay bars.
Article | Levi Joule.