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Gay Marriage Flip-Flops




Democrats are almost universally praising the Supreme Court's 5-4 opinion imposing gay marriage on all 50 states. Have these Democrats always felt this way?

Hillary Clinton certainly hasn't, as her changing opinions on the matter over the last 15 years litter YouTube. In 2002 Ms. Clinton opposed even the recognition of gay marriage licenses by the state of New York, surfaced by Chris Matthews at the two-minute mark in this clip.


Of course this was, what, 13 years ago? Let's fast-forward to 2007 when Ms. Clinton met up with Ellen DeGeneres for a Q&A where Ellen, in effect, asked her the same question. She gave more details this time, claiming support for civil unions and equal rights but not gay marriage as a construct; furthermore, she deferred handling of the issue to the states.


Times do change -- but how deeply rooted were Ms. Clinton's beliefs then? On CSPAN in 2004 she made perhaps her most "impassioned" statement against gay marriage as a construct.


Sanctimony... marriage is between a man and a woman all through history... she said all the right things for a politician from all the way back in 2004. Her then-future and now-former boss, President Barack Obama, said the very same things about gay marriage all the way back -- I mean, ALL the way back -- in 2008.


Ms. Clinton and Mr. Obama are not the only Democrats. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) were caught on camera espousing opposition to gay marriage as well.


And perhaps you remember Charlie Crist? He used to have a political career in Florida.


If sanctimonious, deep-held support for gay marriage is the only moral stand, what took these folks so long?



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