Video: Students Shocked to Hear What Hillary Said

May 1, 2014 - 3:49 PM

MRCTV's Dan Joseph recently ventured onto the hallowed grounds of George Mason University to ask students about a gay marriage comment by Hillary Clinton.

Since the dismissal of Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich over his donation in support of anti-gay marriage initiative Proposition 8, the issue has been thrust back into the spotlight.  So, Joseph asked students at GMU who they thought would say something like this:

"Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman."

Many of the students said it was a person who was Republican, conservative, Catholic, and religious. When Joseph revealed that it was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it drew surprise from the students.

While Clinton says her views have "been shaped over time," a couple students were bothered, given that her evolution on the issue seemed to be more of a political ploy than a genuine change of heart.

When asked if they would be okay with a person who holds those views speaking on campus, more than a few said they would not.  Although, a couple of people interviewed said that people with traditional views on marriage should not be barred from speaking on GMU grounds - but, they wouldn't go see them.