April 15, 2015 at 11:13 am EDT | by Chris Johnson
Clinton urges Supreme Court to rule for marriage equality

Hillary Clinton, gay news, Washington Blade

Hillary Clinton wants the Supreme Court to rule for marriage equality. Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Hillary Clinton supports a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court granting the right of same-sex couples to marry across the nation, a campaign spokesperson said Wednesday.

Adrienne Elrod, spokesperson for Hillary for America, affirmed Clinton believes same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in a statement to the Washington Blade.

“Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right,” Elrod said.

The response follows uncertainty about Clinton’s position on same-sex marriage after she talked about a state-by-state approach to the issue an interview with National Public Radio last year.

Oral arguments are set for April 28 on pending marriage cases before the Supreme Court, which is expected to make a nationwide ruling on the issue of same-sex nuptials by the end of June.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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