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Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and John Kasich spoke out against marriage equality, but Hillary Clinton was having none of it on Twitter.
After U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich both spoke out against marriage equality at the Republican presidential debate Thursday, the Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton, tweeted a popular GIF of her dancing with a rainbow background in response, that said, "Marriage equality is the law of the land. Deal with it.":
\u201cMarriage equality is the law of the land. Deal with it. #GOPdebate\u201d— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton) 1457062765
Other talk of LGBT rights included Kasich voicing his belief that marriage is an opposite-sex union and Cruz again denouncing the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision. The moderators did not, by the way, ask Cruz about the praise he received from Caitlyn Jenner in an Advocate interview published earlier in the day.
Cruz went after the Supreme Court, when he was asked about whether gay parents should be able to adopt children:
"I would leave the question of marriage to the states. I would leave the question of adoption to the states. That's the way it has been for two centuries of our nation's history until five unelected judges in an illegitimate and wrong decision decided to seize the authority over marriage and wrongfully tear down the marriage laws of all 50 states."
While Hillary Clinton's record of support for marriage equality is not as lengthy as that of her opponent, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, she has been endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT organization. Before the GOP debate ended, Clinton tweeted another GIF in response: