Clinton Promises Partnership With Gay Activists

By Jake Whitman

Mar 6, 2007 6:45am

ABC’s Jake Whitman Reports:  In an unpublicized speech before the nation’s largest gay rights group, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., promised to work with gay activists if elected president.

Clinton spoke before the Human Rights Campaign on Friday, telling the group she wants to have an open door to them in the White House.

Clinton also told the group she opposes the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy regarding gays in the military that was instituted during her husband’s presidency.

According to video posted on the Human Rights Campaign Website, Clinton told the group, "This policy doesn’t just hurt gays and lesbians, it hurts all our troops and this to me is a matter of national security and we’re going to fix it."

Clinton was asked twice on Monday why she did not publicize her speech to the group.  Clinton said, "You’ll have to ask my campaign."

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