Chelsea Clinton pushed Hillary to support same-sex marriage

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Chelsea Clinton has said she “absolutely” pushed her mum Hillary into supporting same-sex marriage.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Chelsea Clinton claimed to have helped shift Hillary’s perspective on marriage equality.

Explaining her own commitment to issue she said: “When I got married in 2010 to my best friend it just crystallised so fundamentally to me that everyone should be allowed to marry their best friend… So I joined the equal marriage fight in New York and we got equal marriage in New York in 2011.”

She added: “I am just so proud that our country is the country that I want my daughter to grow up in so she can marry whoever she want to marry.”
Chelsea Clinton pushed Hillary to support same-sex marriageHillary is now fully commited LGBT rights, promising to continue the fight for further rights, and she said earlier this year that she was “proud to celebrate a historic victory for marriage equality.”

But she has been criticised for her historic stance on LGBT rights, most recently for the revelation that she tried to block gay-friendly children’s passports in 2011.

The Presidential hopeful has made light of her previous position though, mocking herself for not supporting LGBT rights sooner in a Sunday Night Live sketch earlier this month.

Mrs Clinton appeared on Ellen’s show last month where she bust out some serious dance moves to hit US song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).