Hillary Clinton supports Supreme Court ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

The Washington Blade reports:

Hillary Clinton supports a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court granting the right of same-sex couples to marry across the nation, a campaign spokesperson said Wednesday.

Adrienne Elrod, spokesperson for Hillary for America, affirmed Clinton believes same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in a statement to the Washington Blade.

“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,” Elrod said.

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The statement follows a report Tuesday by BuzzFeed News noting that while the Obama Administration has argued that such bans “cannot be reconciled with the fundamental constitutional guarantee of ‘equal protection of the laws,'” Clinton has not spoken on the issue in almost a year, when she said a “state-by-state” approach was working.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the cases — out of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee — on the morning of April 28.

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