Hillary Clinton Already Wins 2016, Discusses LGBT Rights In College Talk
Now it may have taken former first lady, New York Senator and wearer of vibrantly-coloured turtle necks Hillary Clinton some time to come around to support gay marriage, but she's certainly making a huge turn-around in terms of supporting the LGBT community and it's making us feel all of the feels.
Hillz spoke at a college in New Hampshire over the weekend where she was asked by a student about the various issues facing LGBT youth today.
"Senator Clinton, the people in the LGBT community want economic justice, trans justice, we are facing employment discrimination, and lack of health insurance. How will you change that?" asked the student.
Hillary didn't miss a beat and roared back, serving us both emotional and earnest realness that causes us to tear up every time we watch it.
"You deserve justice, and equality under the law, and it's why I support the Equality Act," said Clinton.
The Equality Act is a bill that was introduced last summer and it is the first of it's kind that protects the rights of LGBT people and strives to prevent discimination on the basis of sexual oritenation and gender identity in the workplace, housing and public accomodations.
"I've been on the front lines to try to get justice for the LGBT community, and to try to end discrimination," she said.
Although remaining respectively positive, she did acknowledge that there was a lot of work to be done.
"Even though there's been a sea change that you are living through, there are still a lot of children, a lot of kids, who are bullied, who are driven to take their own lives, and we need much more support for them," she said. "My advocacy for the Equality Act is going to be at the top of my list when I'm president."
“You deserve justice, and you deserve equality under the law.”https://t.co/BwgF3FxvB2
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 7, 2016
YASS HILLARY, YASSS.
Her unwavering message is so determined and powerful it shows us a tiny glimpse into the workings of this truly incredible and forward thinking politician.
We cannot wait to see where Hillary and her endless string of power-suits will take her next.
Bring it home Hillz.
- Wade Sellers
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