Reversing course on her previous stance against same-sex marriage, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has come out in support of gay matrimony. She announced her decision on Monday in a nearly six-minute video that was released by the Human Rights Campaign.
“For America to continue leading in the world, there is work we must do at home,” Clinton said in the clip, citing the need to invest in national security and other domestic needs — and also to live up to ideals associated with the rights of gays and lesbians.
“LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones — and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship,” Clinton continued. “That includes marriage.”