WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Cuts Out Reference to ‘Gay Wedding’ in Women in the World Speech

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, flanked by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Rev. Al Sharpton, attends the New York City Gay Pride Parade, June 26, 2016 in New York City. Over 30,000 people marched in the 46th annual parade. (
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Hillary Clinton personally removed a line in a speech criticizing her political rivals for embracing religious freedom laws, according to a campaign email.

“Unfortunately, she did strike the gay wedding Indiana and Arkansas line, So I’ll revisit that with her.” wrote Dan Schwerin, the campaign director of speechwriting to top advisers in the campaign.

The email was referring to a line of text that members of the campaign had drafted specifically for the speech.

“Maybe some of them will go to a gay wedding, but they’re all too quick to embrace discriminatory laws in places like Indiana and Arkansas,” the line read.

But it appears that even after discussing the idea with Clinton, it didn’t make it into the speech.

She accused Republicans of defunding Planned Parenthood, ignoring Equal Pay laws and playing politics with human trafficking, but didn’t attack them for supporting policies like the ones in Indiana or Arkansas.

Instead, Clinton included a softer line about supporting gay women.

“We move forward when gay and transgender women are embraced as colleagues and friends, not fired from their jobs because of who they love,” she said.