Marriage Rights to be Theme of Hillary's Campaign
Hillary Clinton joins the Culture War.
It's a bold move by Clintonian standards - which seeme to involve never taking a definitive stand unless forced at gunpoint.
On the other hand, she may not have had a choice - it's an issue she would have to deal with from the right regardless. So she's staking her ground and raising a levy of potential voters.
Wise move or not? It should be an interesting discussion. Let's have it and then come back here later and see how right we weren't.
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1 +13y+ ago by Graphictruth
"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," campaign spokesperson Adrienne Elrod told The Washington Blade, referring to four cases on gay marriage the court is scheduled to hear later this month.
2 +13y+ ago by Graphictruth
It is a notable shift for Clinton and it comes as the Supreme Court is being asked to rule this year that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry regardless of what voters in their state want.
3 +13y+ ago by Graphictruth
Until 2013, she held a position that lots of Democratic voters now regard as deeply wrongheaded.
4 +13y+ ago by Graphictruth
As long as marriage equality hurt the Democrats, they were against it. Now it may even hurt Republicans, they’re for it. So Hillary is for it now. We’ve just got to hope the polling stays strong.