FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Defends Marriage As ‘Sacred Bond Between a Man and a Woman’


In the spirit of #ThrowbackThursday, here’s quite the revealing flashback.

Back in 2004, Hillary Clinton defined marriage as “a sacred bond between a man and a woman,” and said “that its primary, principal role” is “the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults."

"I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman,” Clinton said.

I have had occasion in my life to defend marriage, to stand up for marriage, to believe in the hard work and challenge of marriage. So I take umbrage at anyone who might suggest that those of us who worry about amending the Constitution are less committed to the sanctity of marriage, or to the fundamental bedrock principle that it exists between a man and a woman, going back into the midst of history as one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization, and that its primary, principal role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults."

A strong departure from her views in 2004, the potential 2016 Democrat presidential nominee now openly supports the legalization of same-sex marriage across the U.S. 

On Tuesday, as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether states should be forced to license same-sex marriages or to recognize same-sex marriages licensed out of state, Clinton changed her Facebook and Twitter avatars from her hospital-sign-looking campaign logo to a rainbow-striped one.

"Every loving couple & family deserves to be recognized & treated equally under the law across our nation. #LoveMustWin #LoveCantWait – H."

The Clinton campaign has since changed the Twitter avatar back to the original, as you can see in the tweet above. 

For Hillary Clinton's 2004 remarks on marriage, check out the clip below. 

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