Hillary Clinton on Thursday denied that she held back her support for gay marriage until it was politically safe to do so.
During an NPR interview, the possible 2016 contender said she advocated for gay rights as secretary of State, a position that did not involve domestic politics. When she left the department, she quickly endorsed it, she said.
“No, that is not true,” Clinton said in a testy exchange with NPR host Terry Gross. “I did not grow up even imagining gay marriage, and I don’t think you probably did either.”