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Clinton Stumbles on Marriage

Clinton Stumbles on Marriage


During an interview in Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed daughter Chelsea's upcoming nuptials and seems to forget that not every one in the United States has the freedom to marry.

As's Steven Jessop points out, Clinton spoke at length with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell about issues pertaining to the secretary's trip to Pakistan before Mitchell asked a question about the upcoming marriage between Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky. Mitchell wondered how the mother of the bride felt about the fact that Clinton is Methodist and Mezvinsky is Jewish.

Clinton responded, "It says a lot about this wonderful experiment known as America, where we recognize the right that every single person has to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and over the years so many of the barriers that prevented people from getting married -- crossing lines of faith or color or ethnicity -- have just disappeared. Because what's important is, are you making a responsible decision? Have you thought it through? Do you understand the consequences? And I think that, in the world that we're in today, we need more of that."

See video of Clinton's remarks here.

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