But she then noted that same-sex couples still faced hurdles when it comes to adoption, employment and housing. Press enter to search. Clinton was addressing a fundraising dinner for The Center, an LGBT community organization, where she received an award and thanked members of the audience for supporting her unsuccessful presidential bid. Promote human rights of LGBT people around the world. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who held a rally for Davis in September, was the target of that criticism.
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In one of the strongest statements ever from a presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton on Saturday pledged to defend gay and lesbian Americans against efforts to deny them of their rights. The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. Senate, Hillary championed legislation to address hate crimes, fought for federal non-discrimination legislation to protect LGBT Americans in the workplace, and advocated for an end to restrictions that blocked LGBT Americans from adopting children. One of her potential rivals, Vice President Joe Biden, was slated to speak to a wide audience of gay activists at the 3,person Human Rights Campaign gala in Washington. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More recently, however, she has used speaking events to lay into Trump and the Republican Party.
LGBT rights and equality Note: Support LGBT youth, parents, and elders. Sign Up for Our Newsletters Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health, money and more. Press enter to search. Clinton acknowledged she was not always such a strong supporter of gay rights.