Never mind that the ruling could easily have gone the other way: It gives her a chance to stress the importance of nominating liberal Supreme Court justices, and creates a moment of enthusiasm in the LGBT community that her campaign needs to ride. It places her squarely in the mainstream of public opinion. It also delivers to her opponents in the Democratic primary a chance to tell voters that they were on the right side of history first — but that might not matter much.
But being unclear or confusing isn't how anyone would describe Gross. As someone who interviews celebrities, academics and politicians on a daily basis for her nationally syndicated show on Philly's NPR affiliate, getting to the point is part of her job. Yet confusing is exactly how Gross felt she came off during her famous interview with now-former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, specifically when she questioned Clinton about her position on gay marriage, an exchange that almost immediately went viral.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. An e-mail chain revealed by WikiLeaks documents that Hillary Clinton privately maintains an anti-marriage equality stance while publicly stating otherwise.
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The about-face, dropped as Clinton was preparing the second of two progressive-leaning appearances in Iowa, represents a significant — if not completely unexpected — shift from her previous statements that same-sex marriage should be legislated state-by-state rather than on the federal level. The supreme court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of state bans of same-sex marriages on 28 April, with a decision expected in June that could effectively make marriage equality legal nationwide. Since then, Clinton had repeatedly dodged press inquiries on the topic.
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. Now, in a markedly new position, Clinton is offering just that, calling gay marriage a right afforded by the Constitution. The dignity of every person tells us that the right to marry is not a state right, it is a human right.
Clinton, who is running for president, said she hoped that same-sex marriage became a constitutional right. Clinton told The San Francisco Examiner. Clinton said while running for the Senate in New York. Clinton speaking to WNYC on the difference between gay marriage and civil unions.
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. Now, in a markedly new position, Clinton is offering just that, calling gay marriage a right afforded by the Constitution. As a candidate inClinton opposed same-sex marriage, supporting the idea of civil unions instead.