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Hillary Clinton invited to the wedding of gay couple featured in her ad

Joe Williams April 13, 2015
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A gay couple featured in Hillary Clinton’s recently released campaign video have invited the 2016 Presidential hopeful to their upcoming wedding.

In a video launching her Presidential campaign yesterday, the Democratic hopeful featured a range of Americans discussing their plans for the future, including Jared Milrad and his partner who spoke about their plans to marry.

After the high-profile launch, Mr Milrad decided to tweet his thanks to Clinton for their inclusion in the video – and showed his appreciation by inviting her along to their big day.

He wrote: “Thanks for inviting us to your big day @HillaryClinton. We’re returning the favor & inviting you to ours. #wedding”

Ms Clinton is yet to respond.

Clinton ended years speculation regarding her participation in next year’s Presidential race by making an announcement through social media.

“I am running for president”, she said, adding: “Everyday Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion.”

The former Secretary of State, who previously sought the Democratic nomination in 2008 but lost out to Barack Obama, is the first senior Democrat to announce her run, though a number of Republicans – including Jeb Bush and Rand Paul – have already done so.

Clinton has proved popular with the LGBT community – being named ‘Ally of the Year’ by users of hook-up app Grindr in 2014.

She was endorsed last month by pro-LGBT group Equality California – more than a year before the polls open in November 2016.

The former First Lady announced her support for equal marriage back in 2013 – and has consistently shown her support for LGBT issues.

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