Hillary Clinton writes sweet letter to lesbian couple who are about to get married
Hillary Clinton has written to a lesbian couple who briefly appeared in her campaign announcement video – to wish them the best ahead of their wedding.
The Democrat launched her Presidential ambitions last month in a video featuring two engaged same-sex couples – Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson, and Christy Spitzer and Kassie Thornton.
Ms Spitzer and Ms Thornton later admitted they had had “no idea” what the footage would be used for, and had assumed it would be a promotion for equal marriage ahead of their wedding next month.
The former Secretary of State wrote to the pair last week, to thank them for their participation in the video.
She wrote: “Dear Kassie and Christy,
“Thank you for being part of my announcement video, especially as you prepare for your wedding.
“I read the beautiful letter you wrote on behalf of the It Gets Better Project, and I was moved by your story and by the courage, strength and commitment you share. This campaign is about just that – strengthening families and communities and making sure all Americans are represented and celebrated.
“Please know that I am cheering you on and that I will carry your story with me in the months to come. Onward.”
Kassie Thornton added: “Ooo this is definitely a framer!! We feel so honoured to receive such a heartfelt letter from (hopefully) the first female President of the US.”
The pair told Huffington Post: “It’s not every day that you open your mailbox to find a letter of gratitude, love, and support from the potential first female president of the U.S. We felt so honored, touched, and downright humbled
“We are blown away that she is a heartfelt supporter of the ‘It Gets Better Project,’ and is aware how important their powerful message is. The organization does positive things for many young people all over the world!”
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