Clinton on California Marriage Decision

Hillary Clinton believes that gay and lesbian couples in committed relationships should have the same rights and responsibilities as all Americans and believes that civil unions are the best way to achieve this goal. As President, Hillary Clinton will work to ensure that same sex couples have access to these rights and responsibilities at the federal level. She has said and continues to believe that the issue of marriage should be left to the states.
Precisely as craptacular as Obama's, for almost precisely the same reasons.

Both of them should be ashamed. There's absolutely no reason they couldn't at least have said, "Congratulations to California's same-sex couples, who took a step forward toward equality today," which wouldn't even have been inconsistent with their civil union wankery. It's just unkind to have issued such flat sentiments.

UPDATE: Actually, upon consideration, Clinton gets an extra thumbs-down for the wholly unnecessary "in committed relationships," which invokes by counterweight the stereotype of Teh Promiscuous Gayz. "Hillary Clinton believes that gay and lesbian couples should have the same..." would have sufficed, given that generally only committed couples want to get married, anyhow.

[Thanks to Astraea for the heads-up, in comments.]

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