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Hypocrite Hillary on How She Really Thinks about LGBTQ People

One of Hillary’s many campaign points is how supportive of LGBTQ rights she is. Maybe in comparison to her Republican challengers she appears that way, but then again a Neanderthal would also look good in comparison to her Republican challengers.

But like everything else Hillary, what she says for the cameras and what she really thinks in private are different things. The newest tranche of Clinton emails released provides today’s example.

In late 2010, the State Department made a change to U.S. passport and Report of Birth Abroad application forms. Instead of listing “Mother” and “Father,” these forms would now list “Parent 1” and “Parent 2.” The change was “in recognition of different types of families” — namely, families with same-sex parents. Same-sex families were growing in numbers everywhere, and were popping up overseas quite often, as more countries (especially China) began allowing same-sex couples to adopt.

Then-Secretary of State Hillary was furious. In her email, below, Clinton proclaimed that she would not defend the decision, “which I disagree w and knew nothing about, in front of this Congress.”

She then wrote that she “could live w letting people in nontraditional families choose another descriptor so long as we retained the presumption of mother and father.” She fretted the decision would lead to “a huge Fox-generated media storm led by Palin et al.”

A classic line in there is “choose another descriptor.” Perhaps Thing One and Thing Two?

Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern points out:

Clinton’s decidedly non-inclusive language might be forgivable if she had a sterling track record on LGBT rights. She doesn’t. Clinton only came out for marriage equality in 2013, in what the Economist dubbed a “farcically late conversion.” Even then, she seemed to endorse the Dick Cheney position that states should be allowed to decide whether or not to deprive gay people of their fundamental right to wed.

A painful interview with NPR’s Terry Gross only aggravated matters, as Clinton tried to claim that a federal gay marriage ban somehow granted states the right to recognize same-sex unions. The Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by her husband, actually impeded states’ efforts to legalize gay marriage, which the Supreme Court recognized when striking it down.