Hillary Clinton announces support for gay marriage

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is announcing her support for gay marriage.

In an online video released Monday, Clinton says gays and lesbians deserve "the rights of citizenship." She says "that includes marriage."

Clinton's announcement puts her in line with other potential Democratic presidential candidates for the 2016 election, including Vice President Joe Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio also announced his support for gay marriage Friday.

Portman says he changed his views after learning that his son is gay.

The revelation comes just a week before the US Supreme court hears arguments on a anti-gay marriage law that Portman co-sponsored in 1996. Portman now says he would prefer the definition of marriage be left up to states to decide.

Portman's reversal makes him the only Senate Republican to openly back gay marriage.

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