The last time Hillary Clinton‘s return address was 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., White House staffers fought to be able to send gay couples congratulation notes for their weddings. Bill had signed DOMA into law in 1999, and it was considered an administrative triumph to be able to send White House stationary to same-sex couples on their “special day.” They still couldn’t write “wedding,” after all.
Fast forward to candidate Hillary recently urging the Supreme Court to grant same-sex couples the right to marry across the nation, and we can’t help but feel hopeful about the trajectory of the fight for equal rights.
“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,” confirmed Adrienne Elrod, spokesperson for Hillary for America.
Hillary joins many who’ve voiced hope that the expected June ruling by SCOTUS will put an end to the nationwide fight for same-sex marriage.
In February, President Obama said, “My sense is that the Supreme Court is about to make a shift, one that I welcome, which is to recognize that — having hit a critical mass of states that have recognized same-sex marriage — it doesn’t make sense for us to now have this patchwork system. It’s time to recognize that under the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution, same-sex couples should have the same rights as anybody else.”