Hillary Clinton is obviously the ideal wedding guest — she would show up on time, looking fabulous, have an appropriate amount of cocktails, and bring an amazing gift — and one lucky couple might get to add her to their guest list: the two men featured in Clinton's presidential run announcement video. The gay couple invited Clinton to their wedding, asking the presidential candidate and former secretary of state to the big event on Twitter on Sunday.
Jared Milrad, who appears in the video holding hands with his fiancé, Nathan Johnson, tweeted at Clinton: "Thanks for inviting us to your big day @HillaryClinton. We're returning the favor & inviting you to ours." According to the Washington Blade, Milrad and Johnson are scheduled to get married July 19 in Chicago, where the couple lives. It would certainly be a memorable day if the potential first female president of the United States stopped by and toasted the happy couple.
Milrad told the Washington Blade that he was contacted by a friend who works for Organizing for America, a nonprofit that supported President Obama's campaign, about participating in a video for Clinton, but the couple didn't know it would be her campaign announcement. Milrad and Johnson were chosen because they're Clinton supporters who are going through a major life change, which is the theme of the video.
The footage was filmed outside the couple's home in Chicago. Both Milrad, 31, and Johnson, 30, hope to see Clinton elected, mainly because of her support for same-sex marriage and her progressive views. In an interview with the Blade, Milrad said:
We were really excited to see that our interview was featured in the campaign announcement. It was particularly moving to see Secretary Clinton feature a gay couple engaged to be legally married, the first of any major presidential candidate. To us, this decision demonstrates Secretary Clinton’s commitment to LGBT equality and the type of inclusive leader she would be as president.
Both men plan to contribute to the Hillary 2016 campaign, with potential plans to travel to early primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire. According to the Blade, when Obama beat out Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2008, Johnson supported Clinton, while Milrad was an Obama fan, but Milrad thinks America is ready for Clinton now. Milrad told the Blade:
I feel like Hillary Clinton is actually the right candidate for now, for 2016. She is someone who has been on the world stage. She most recently worked on the world stage as a diplomat and is someone who believes strongly, as Nathan said, in women’s rights, in equal opportunity for all of us, in raising the minimum wage and leveling the playing field for the middle class, of which Nate and I are both a part.
A lesbian couple also appeared toward the end of Clinton's announcement video, but the identity of that couple is unknown. The video championed inclusion and gave a clear message that Clinton is in favor of legalized same-sex marriage.
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