Kick-starting her appearance on Ellen with a campaign t-shirt touting “Degeneres/Clinton ’08,” Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton set the tone for her light but topical appearance on the openly gay talk show host’s daytime chat fest.

Ellen Degeneres sat down with Clinton to discuss everything from being a woman in the race for president to gay marriage.

True to form, Degeneres’ visit with Clinton included the kitsch factor, including a 2008 Presidential survival kit and an audible “What” from Clinton when Degeneres announced that she is gay.

Telling Degeneres that she’ll do “everything I can” to ensure equality for the LGBT community, Clinton said in the interview that she isn’t sure if a person could run for President successfully while supporting full marriage rights.

She added that while she supports full equality for the LGBT community, marriage should be left up to the states.

The interview was pre-taped last week and aired yesterday in the US.

Scroll down to watch Senator Clinton’s appearance.

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