Five of Hillary Clinton’s Best Quotes on LGBTQ Equality
With two months until Election Day, check out just a few of our favorite Clinton quotes on LGBTQ equality:
- •Hillary Clinton calls for an end to transgender violence.In October, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at HRC’s board meeting, promising to do more to end the violence. "We've got to address the crisis of transphobic violence,” she said. “2015 has seen the murder of at least 19 transgender women, primarily women of color. And nobody knows how much violence goes unreported or ignored. And we need to say, with one voice, that transgender people are valued, they are loved, they are us, they desire to be treated fairly and equally."
- •Hillary Clinton endorses marriage equality.“LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones – and they are full and equal citizens, and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage,” Clinton said in the video. “That’s why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples. I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law, embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Americans and for all Americans."
- •Hilary Clinton calls the Equality Act her highest priority.At a CSPAN town hall meeting in October, Hillary Clinton further emphasized her support for full federal LGBTQ equality. “We have to pass the Equality Act, which is currently pending in Congress," she said. "That will be my highest priority.”
- •Hillary Clinton supports LGBTQ youth and their families.In December, Clinton called for an end to the dangerous and widely-debunked practice of conversion therapy. "It is time to put an end to conversion therapy for minors," she tweeted. "We should be supporting LGBT kids—not trying to change them."
- •Hillary Clinton stands in support of LGBTQ equality worldwide.In recognition of International Human Rights Day in 2011, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for an end to anti-LGBTQ violence. "“Being LGBT does not make you less human. And that is why gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights," she said.