"She was not, and that's a matter of record, and yes she has come around," Sarandon added, 'but my point is, it's great that she came around, but wouldn't it be great to be a leader instead of a follower, especially if you're going to hold the highest office in the land?'Former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton has made LGBT rights one of the major focus points of her campaign, although critics have always pointed out that she was opposed to marriage equality as recently as 2007, and did not vocally support it until 2013. Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, has supported gay rights since the 1970s, and voted against the Defence of Marriage Act in 1996 - signed by President Clinton - which blocked equal marriage across the U.S. until its repeal in 2015. Throwing her endorsement behind Sanders - a self described socialist - Sarandon became tearful as she described him as 'consistent', 'principled' and 'incredibly brave'. Sarandon also praised Sanders' leadership in standing against the Iraq war, which is where she said Clinton lost her, when she voted in favour. Iowa will be the first state to have its say on who should take the Democratic nomination for the presidency, when it becomes the first primary to vote on 1 February. More stories Hillary Clinton admits she could have supported gay marriage sooner in SNL skit Hillary Clinton unveils extensive LGBT agenda for potential presidency
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