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WOW! This April marks 5 years since Hillary Clinton PUBLICLY announced her support for Marriage Equality:

Every loving couple and family deserves to be recognized and treated equally under the law across our nation. -- Hillary Clinton, April 13, 2013

We want to thank her for her advocacy for LGBT people, and fighting for Marriage Equality until it PASSED. YES!!

That’s why we’ve made a card to THANK her for her tireless support of the LGBT community — but it’s not complete without YOUR signature!

 

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Thank you for supporting Marriage Equality!
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We are SO lucky to have progressive leaders like Hillary who stand up for LGBT rights. She is truly the best.

We hope you’ll sign her card so that we can give it to her on April 28!!

 

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HRC had the HRC cheering wildly tonight!

 

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center will honor Hillary Clinton at their April 20 dinner. Hillary will receive the Trailblazer Award at the event to be held at Cipriani on Wall Street.

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Congratulations in advance, Mme. Secretary, on a well-deserved honor!
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Keep fighting for a more equal America

 

By Hillary Clinton

Fri June 3, 2016

Hillary Clinton: We need to continue to fight discrimination at all levels of government
We must ensure America remains on the right side of history, she says

“Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.”

(CNN)As we enter Pride Month, and reflect on what has transpired in the last year, it’s clear that America took some big steps forward in our ongoing fight for equality.
Marriage equality is the law of the land. The federal government and U.S. military’s nondiscrimination policies now cover sexual orientation. Adoption by same-sex couples is finally legal in every state.

And in communities across the country, high schools are celebrating same-sex prom kings and queens. Transgender people have been living with greater openness and joy. There’s no denying that our country is moving forward.
Now we need to make sure America remains on the right side of history. We’re already seeing efforts to reverse the gains we’ve made in statehouses and courthouses across the country. Not to mention, there’s an election going on — and it would be all too easy for our next president to roll back much of the progress we have made.
Enter Donald Trump, who has pledged to do just that.

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If you are from or near New Hope or Lambertville, show your pride!

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I am reblogging this because somehow the campaign failed to get back to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver when they sent out a one-question yes/no request for a position. The answer, of course, is yes. Hillary not only supports the Equality Act, she led the pack in getting signatures in support.  Hillary originally posted this at Twitter on July 23.

Note to campaign: Last Week Tonight is a pretty influential show. Not a good idea to ignore their requests. Hillary ended up in the wrong column on their screen last night – wrongly and unfairly – not because they did not do their homework, but because the campaign blew off their request for a response.

 

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Hillary is calling for full equality.  Sign here to support the Equality Act.

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I have mentioned, more than once,  George Lakoff’s frustration with Democrats for failing to own the framing of issues.  I know a lot of people think he is long-winded (yes, he rants),  and that a linguist has no business commenting on politics.  Actually, in European culture,  traditional linguistic analysis began with the ancient Greeks exactly because they had a democratic political system.  How did you think the candidates figured out which speeches worked best and why?

As I was perusing the newsfeeds, I noticed that articles about this decision are using the term “marriage equality.”  This is the Democratic frame.  It would be easier for Republicans to argue against “gay marriage.”  It is a lot harder for them to “come out” against equality.  🙂

The Democrats own this one.  We finally won the framing contest!  George Lakoff, this Bud’s for you!

Hillary takes the wheel and drives this one … all the way to 1600 in ’16.

 

A proud day.

 

 

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Proud.

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Our new favorite map. RT if you live in a state where marriage equality is law.

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Our hearts are full for Dave, Dan, and Jaylah, and loving families in all 50 states.

Proud to celebrate a historic victory for marriage equality—& the courage & determination of LGBT Americans who made it possible. -H

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Today is one of those days we’ll tell our grandchildren about. Marriage equality is now the law in all 50 states.

From Stonewall to today’s decision, the courage and determination of the LGBT community has changed hearts, minds, and laws. Generations of advocates and activists sacrificed so much for this victory.

This is our country at its best: inclusive, open, and striving towards true equality.

But the struggle for LGBT rights doesn’t end with this triumph. Our work is not finished until every American can not only marry, but live, work, pray, learn, and raise a family free from discrimination and prejudice.

I will never stop fighting for every American who needs a champion. Are you with me?

Add your name to celebrate history:

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Thank you,

Hillary

 

Statement from Hillary Clinton on the Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

Hillary Clinton released the following statement after the Supreme Court decision on Marriage Equality in the Obergefell v. Hodges case.

Along with millions of Americans, I am celebrating today’s landmark victory for marriage equality, and the generations of advocates and activists who fought to make it possible. From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, the courage and determination of the LGBT community has changed hearts and changed laws.

This ruling is an affirmation of the commitment of couples across the country who love one another. It reflects the will of the vast and growing multitude of Americans who believe that LGBT couples deserve to be recognized under the law and treated equally in the eyes of society.  And it represents our country at its best: inclusive, open, and striving towards true equality.

But we know that the struggle for LGBT rights doesn’t end with today’s triumph. As love and joy flood our streets today, it is hard to imagine how anyone could deny the full protection of our laws to any of our fellow Americans—but there are those who would. So while we celebrate the progress won today, we must stand firm in our conviction to keep moving forward. For too many LGBT Americans who are subjected to discriminatory laws, true equality is still just out of reach. While we celebrate today, our work won’t be finished until every American can not only marry, but live, work, pray, learn and raise a family free from discrimination and prejudice. We cannot settle for anything less.
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“I’m waiting and hoping.” Read Hillary’s letter in support of equality, then add your name:

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Friends—

Not long ago, I received a letter from a man named Kevin in Georgia whose marriage is recognized in 37 states and DC, but not his own. “Our marriage is special and real, functional and worthy of respect,” he wrote.

Any day now, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to recognize marriages across the country. Like millions of people, I’m waiting and hoping. And I’m thinking of families like Kevin’s. LGBT couples should not have to make a case for their relationship. Every family deserves to be recognized under the law and treated equally in our society—not just in some states, but in every state. Just like marriage is a fundamental building block of our society, marriage equality is a core part of our mission to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Americans and all Americans.

The progress our country has made on this issue is inspiring, and the pace with which it has happened is breathtaking. Nearly three quarters of Americans now live in states with marriage equality. But that progress didn’t happen on its own. From Stonewall to City Hall to the courthouse to the ballot box, the courage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocates has changed minds and changed laws. Each incremental victory is a promise to the next generation that yes, it does get better. That promise is ours to keep.

When you’re headed in the right direction, as we are, you don’t turn back or throw up your hands and say, “good enough.” You keep charging forward. No future generation of LGBT Americans should live in a country that doesn’t embrace their full and equal rights. We should stand with loving couples in all states, and commit to building an America where every lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender person can live, work, learn, raise a family, and marry free from discrimination or prejudice. We should refuse to settle for anything less.

Add your name if you’re with me.

 

Hillary Clinton
June 25, 2015

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