Hillary Clinton calls on Republicans to abandon gay-marriage fight

“Instead of trying to turn back the clock, they should be joining us in saying, ‘No, no to discrimination once and for all,’” the Democratic presidential frontrunner said at an evening gathering of the Democratic Party of Virginia held in the Washington suburb of Fairfax. “I’m asking them, ‘Please don’t make the rights, the hopes of any American into a political football for this 2016 campaign.’”

Clinton’s comments came after Supreme Court’s Friday ruling in favor of legal same-sex marriage in all 50 states, which drew angry responses from GOP presidential hopefuls, including several who proposed a constitutional amendment to roll back the high court’s decision.

“We can sum up the message from the court and the American people in just two words: Move on,” she said.