Hillary Clinton Says She Gave Russian Officials Hell Over Anti-Gay Laws

Hillary Clinton is opening up about all sorts of things on her recently launched tour to promote her new book, Hard Choices, including a heated discussion she had with Russian officials over the country’s anti-gay laws. More from Queerty from an appearance she made this week in Chicago:

Clinton said that “what Putin’s doing in Russia with all these laws against the LGBT community … is just a cynical political ploy.” Even more surprising, is how Clinton reacted to it: “I’ve gotten into shouting matches with top Russian officials.” Unfortunately, she didn’t provide names, although Putin has made his disdain for Clinton well known.




Clinton made her comments in the context of a broader discussion about LGBT oppression. She said that she came to realize as Secretary of State that there was an “increasing backlash” against LGBT people. That led her to deliver her famous speech in Geneva in 2011, in which she declared that “gay rights are human rights."

“I began to vigorously protest with governments in many parts of the world,” she said. Some countries just need to be “brought along.” Russia, of course, is a case unto itself.

The fight isn’t over, says Clinton. “We have a long way to go, I don’t want to mislead anybody,” she said. “This is going to be an ongoing struggle and the United States must be on the front lines.”

Does this make you more "Ready for Hillary" than ever? Or no?

 

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  • https://jaysonflores.contently.com/ Jayson Flores

    I didn’t think I could be more Ready for Hillary than I already was. I was wrong. <3

  • http://www.derekwilliams.net Derek Williams

    The most worthy to succeed Barack Obama that I can think of. Hillary 2016. No-one else comes close.

  • Brian Martenis

    Obviously an intelligent woman with a state of the art “Political Machine” behind her. The fact that she has put us at the forefront of her platform is just stunning to me. Bravo Hillary! Well done!

  • Archie Caldwell

    I wonder wot she was really thinking. She is not sincere.

  • montreal qc

    Clinton has to infom the People of Russa through media.

    Commerciales in Russian advertised on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, etc.

    Low cost
    Affective
    Inform Russia through internet.

  • Barack is a chick

    The second woman President?