Add Hillary Clinton to the growing list of Americans who support the legalization of marriage between gays and lesbians (now at an all-time high of 58 percent, according to a new poll from ABC News/The Washington Post).
Clinton has joined a growing list of politicians from both sides of the aisle who have come out in favor of gay marriage, according to a recent Politico article. "I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples," Clinton said in a video recorded for the Human Rights Campaign. "I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law." The statement comes as a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act outlawing gay marriage that is before the Supreme Court, and Bill Clinton, who as president signed DOMA into law, recently said he believes it is unconstitutional. Read more.
The relevance to the Children's Mental Health Network is on point. Families are families. And when families are torn apart due to stress of marriage (or lack thereof), financial issues raised by benefit rules pertaining to same-sex, partners, etc.; yes, Network faithful, this is an issue we need to care about and focus on.
- In a statement by Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, he said, "Americans from all walks of life are expressing their support for marriage between loving and committed gays and lesbians. Today, I am happy to tell you that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has joined the Human Rights Campaign in our public campaign for marriage equality.
We are honored to have Secretary Clinton’s moving statement as part of our Americans for Marriage Equality series. Now that she has left office and can speak publicly about the issue that is so important to all of us, Hillary shares her experience as Secretary and what she learned while representing our country around the world, and what she has come to believe."