Hillary Clinton: Supreme Court Should Rule In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage

Hillary Clinton wants the Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage, her campaign revealed on Wednesday.

“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,” a Hillary for America spokesperson told the Washington Blade.

The former secretary of state's stance on marriage equality has shifted over the years.

She first came out in favor of same-sex marriage in 2013, but she told NPR in June that she thought states should be able to decide whether or not to legalize it -- leaving many supporters wondering whether she backed marriage equality nationally.

"For me, marriage had always been a matter left to the states," she said. "And in many of the conversations that I and my colleagues and supporters had, I fully endorse the efforts by activists who work state by state, and in fact that is what is working."

During her 2008 presidential bid, she supported civil unions but stopped short of supporting full equality.

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on same-sex marriage in June.



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