The problem is, that video has been selectively edited to only show the parts where Hillary affirms her out-dated and "not yet evolved" stance on the subject of marriage...
What the Bernie supporters will not tell you is that the legislation being voted on that day was
an anti-gay amendment to the Constitution which would outright ban gay marriages and civil unions altogether... And Hillary Voted AGAINST that anti-gay Amendment... which you can clearly see here:
As if it weren't bad enough that they lie about which way her vote went down, they also lie by omission when they post that selectively edited video clip... Hillary's full speech which you can view on CSPAN, is much, much longer... She goes on to argue:
"I think that if we were really concerned about marriage and that we believed it had a role in the Federal Constitution, we have been missing in action. We should have been in this Chamber trying to amend our Constitution to take away at the very first blush the idea of no-fault divorce, try to get in there and tell the States what they should and should not do with respect to marriage and divorce, maybe try to write an amendment to the Constitution about custody matters. Maybe we should have it be a presumption in our Federal marriage law that joint custody is the rule. Maybe we ought to just substitute ourselves for States, for judges, for individuals who are making these decisions every single day throughout our Nation.If you're a really mad gay person who wants to teach Bernie supporters a lesson about lying to get your vote, you can do so by making a donation to Hillary's 2016 Campaign RIGHT HERE. ;)
We did not do that, did we? Can any of us stand here and feel good about all of the social consequences, the economic consequences? We know divorce leads to a lowered standard of living for women and children. Then, of course, if we were to deal with some of the consequences of out-of-wedlock births, the lack of marriage, we could have addressed that in a constitutional amendment. Perhaps we should have amended the Constitution to mandate marriage.
Is it really marriage we are protecting? I believe marriage should be protected. I believe marriage is essential, but I do not, for the life of me, understand how amending the Constitution of the United States with respect to same-gender marriages really gets at the root of the problem of marriage in America. It is like my late father used to say: It is like closing the barn door after the horse has left."