We feature our first member of the Democratic Party in this week’s edition of SFGN’s White House Watch. Hillary Rodham Clinton has lived in the White House before as First Lady to her husband, Bill Clinton during his two terms from 1993-2001.
Hillary Clinton, 67, is considered by a vast majority of polls to be the front-runner of the 2016 Election. This would be her second attempt at the Oval Office as she finished second behind U.S. President Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic Party primaries.
Following a long period of silence, Hillary Clinton spoke publicly last week about her email communication while serving as Secretary of the State Department. In remarks made at the United Nations in New York, Secretary Clinton rebuffed accusations of secrecy and seized the opportunity to speak about women’s rights.
“There has never been a better time to be born a female,” Clinton said. “I’m glad to see gender equality front and center at the U.N.” She paused, adding “twenty years ago it was a lonelier struggle.”
A former U.S. Senator representing New York, Clinton, like most public figures, has evolved on gay rights issues. Last year she denounced Russia’s treatment of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people at a festival in Aspen, Colorado and later issued a video explaining “gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights.”
“I believe America is at its best when we champion the freedom and dignity of every human being,” Clinton said in the video.