Elton John's Foundation to Honor Hillary Clinton for Her Gay Rights Work

Elton John's Foundation to Honor Hillary Clinton for Her Gay Rights Work

Hillary Clinton isn’t a long-time supporter of same-sex marriage, but that didn’t prevent her from winning an award from a foundation run by a famously “out” pop icon.

On Wednesday, the Elton John Foundation announced that the recently opposed to same-sex marriage former Secretary of State is to receive the organization’s first Founder’s award for her – wait for it – support of gay rights.

The foundation in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter “cited a 2011 speech in which Clinton asserted that gay rights were human rights for helping envision a world without AIDS.”

The former First Lady’s track record on gay rights is spotty. She once supported the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by her husband, President Bill Clinton, in 1996.

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