Presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton made an appearance on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live and took the chance to lampoon herself on her history with same-sex marriage.
Playing a bartender opposite SNL’s only and first openly-lesbian cast member Kate McKinnon, Clinton offers helpful advice and commentary to McKinnon who plays Clinton complete in a blue business suit.
“It really is great how long you’ve supported gay marriage,” says Clinton as Val the bartender. “Well, I could have supported it sooner,” McKinnon fires back. This exchange is particularly astute considering McKinnon’s sexual orientation.
Check out the sketch below and an explanation of Clinton’s history with gay marriage below that:
All fun and games aside, Clinton was slow to support same-sex marriage. In 2004, she stood as a Senator from New York supporting “the sanctity of marriage.”
Clinton changed her view on the issue in 2013, after about 10 years of opposing it, according to Politifact. ”We found that as public opinion shifted toward support for same-sex marriage, so did Clinton,” wrote the fact-checking blog.
Check out the video below in which she says “I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman.”