Pander much? But Grandma was not always so gay-friendly…
The liberal website Slate praises Clinton for including same-sex kissing in her campaign ad, saying, “Given the distressingly puritanical rules that govern gay PDAs, it’s both impressive and heartening that Clinton includes gay kisses in her official campaign spots.”
“The ad forces viewers to confront images that might make them feel slightly uneasy, then encourages them to view such affection as a normal, healthy manifestation of adult intimacy.”
The Slate writer complains that, “it is a depressing but incontestable fact that most straight people—including many LGBT allies—are uncomfortable with the sight of same-sex kisses. Some straight people defend their disgust by pretending to be repulsed by all public kissing.”
However, Clinton has had a shaky record when it comes to same-sex marriage. In 2010 the State Department changed the passport application forms from “Mother” and “Father” to “Parent 1″ and “Parent 2,” in order to accommodate and recognize same-sex parents.
Emails released by the State Department show that then-Secretary of State Hillary was furious over the decision to give out gay-friendly passports. She sent an angry email to a staffer saying she wouldn’t defend the decision, “which I disagree w and knew nothing about, in front of this Congress.”