Tomorrow, Friday or the latest on Monday, the SCOTUS decision of marriage equality will be announced. Regardless of what they decide, Hillary Clinton has makes her position known loud and queer.
On her website, she says this “It’s time for full equality for LGBT Americans.” In her powerful new video, she joins with the voices of our community to say:
HILLARY: The story of America is a story of hard-fought, hard-won progress and it continues today.
GROOM: I can’t believe we’re here.
HILLARY: New chapters are being written by men and women who believe that all of us, not just some but all, should have the chance to live up to G-d-given potential.
GROOM: The reason I can’t believe it is because it …
HILLARY: This progress was not easily won. People fought and organized and campaigned in public squares and private living spaces to change not only laws, but hearts and minds.
GROOM: I remember all the thoughts that ran through my heads when I started to realize that I was gay: Why me? What am I gonna do? Will anyone love me? I’ll never get married. That’s the one that really hurt: I’ll never get married.
HILLARY: And thanks to the work of generations, for millions of individuals, barriers that once prevented people from enjoying the full measure of liberty…
GROOM: I felt sad …
HILLARY: … the full experience of dignity …
GROOM: I felt alone
HILLARY: … and the full benefits of humanity, have fallen away
GROOM: I’ll never feel alone again. I love you.
-Is that a yes?
-My heart will forever be linked to yours.
-Will you marry me? She said yes!
-I now pronounce you spouses for life
-I was able to find my prince
-I don’t have the words to describe what it was like to fall in love with you.
-My Inspiration, my best friend, my husband. I love you,
HILLARY: Some have suggested that gay rights and are human rights are separate and distinct. But in fact, they are one in the same. Being LGBT does make you less human and that is why gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights.