Words: Supports civil unions with full equality of benefits and believes gay marriage should be left to the states. She also believes that the “don’t-ask-don’t-tell” policy was an important transition step toward military integration. “I think I have an opportunity to reverse the concerted assault on people. It wasn’t just on people’s rights; it was on people. It was demeaning; it was mean-spirited. And that will end.”
Actions: Clinton voted FOR adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes (2002) and AGAINST a constitutional ban of same-sex marriage (2006).
UPDATE: Sen Hillary Clinton weighs in on the problems facing gay youth.