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Hillary: High Court Should Make Gay Marriage a 'Constitutional Right'

By    |   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 07:50 PM

Under fire from the left, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is working hard to keep up with the new progressive orthodoxy on the gay marriage issue, NBC News reported Wednesday.

In a statement first reported by the Washington Blade, a publication serving the homosexual community, Clinton campaign spokeswoman Adrienne Elrod stated: "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."

That quote, the Daily Caller observed, came in response to a Buzzfeed report noting "that Clinton had not specifically addressed whether individual states have the right to restrict gay marriage."

Clinton's call for the High Court to declare gay marriage a constitutional right is a change from last year when Clinton said she supported a "state-by-state" approach to gay marriage. Now she appears to be siding with gay advocates who want to have the federal government dismantle all state laws banning the practice, the Daily Caller said.

In an interview last June, Clinton told National Public Radio's Terry Gross that "I fully endorse the efforts by activists to work state-by-state."

But when Gross — noting that Clinton had previously opposed gay marriage — tried to get her to explain when and why her position had changed, the former secretary of state became defensive. She accused Gross of "playing with my words and playing with what is such an important issue."

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