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Clinton discusses
gay rights on Ellen

Clinton discusses
gay rights on Ellen

Hillary Clinton was on Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her candidacy for president, including her views on gay rights. On the show DeGeneres started off the conversation with a joke. "I don't know if you know this, but I'm gay," she said to Clinton. "What!" said the New York senator, pretending to be surprised.

Then DeGeneres asked Clinton to explain her opposition to same-sex marriage, which the Democratic front-runner avoided directly responding to, saying she favors civil unions with equal benefits. Clinton also said the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military has failed. Enacted during her husband's time in the White House, the policy has driven people out of the military, she said.

Hillary isn't the only Clinton courting the media this week. In a post-Labor Day media tour, her husband, Bill, campaigned for his wife on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Late Show With David Letterman, and he was scheduled to appear Wednesday on the Today show and Larry King Live. (The Advocate)

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