Hillary Clinton: Gay rights at risk under Republican administration

Mon. December 21, 2015 10:22 AM by OnTopMag.com

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday warned that gay rights would be at risk under a Republican administration.

At the third Democratic presidential debate, Clinton discussed what's at stake in this election.

"On January 20th, 2017, the next president of the United States will walk into the White House," Clinton said during her closing remarks. "If, heaven forbid, that next president is a Republican, I think it's pretty clear we know what will happen."

"A lot of the rights that have been won over [the] years – from women's rights to voter rights to gay rights to worker rights – will be at risk."

"This is a watershed election. I know how important it is that we have a Democrat succeed President Obama in the White House. And I will do all that I can in this campaign to reach out and explain what I stand for and what I will do as president," she added.

While ten of the leading Republican presidential candidates, including business mogul Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Doctor Ben Carson, have expressed support for proposed legislation which would protect opponents of marriage equality, Clinton has pledged to expand LGBT rights as president.

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