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Hillary Clinton releases video celebrating marriage equality

Photo: Hillary Clinton. Credit: U.S. State Department.
Photo: Hillary Clinton. Credit: U.S. State Department.

Hillary Clinton is celebrating Pride month with a new campaign video, featuring a variety of same-sex couples celebrating their weddings and engagements.

Released as the nation awaits a decision from the Supreme Court on marriage equality, the Democratic front-runner for president speaks over moving images of a number of same-sex couples, covering every gender, race and creed.

“New chapters are being written,” Clinton states, “by men and women who believe that all of us — not just some of us — should have the chance to live up to our God given potential.”

“Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct,”she cotninues. “But in fact, they are one in the same. Being LGBT does not make you less human. That is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.”

Clinton declared her support for same-sex marriage in 2013, after leaving her position as Secretary of State.  “[LGBT Americans] are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship,” she proclaimed. “That includes marriage.”

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