Hillary Clinton Defends Support of Gay Marriage
Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending her embrace of gay marriage, denying in an interview that she declined to support it in the past for political reasons.
Clinton accuses National Public Radio’s Terry Gross of "playing with my words" in a tense exchange during an interview broadcast Thursday.
Gross repeatedly asked Clinton whether she had changed her opinion on same-sex marriage or whether the public’s evolving views on the subject allowed her to be supportive.
Clinton says it’s, quote, "flat wrong" that she announced her support for political reasons. She says she has a strong record on the issue.
The former secretary of state backed gay marriage in 2013 after she left the State Department.
It followed President Barack Obama’s announcement during the 2012 presidential campaign that he supported gay marriage.