Hillary Clinton Courts The Gay Vote With Fireside Chat Hosted By Iowa's First Married Same-Sex Couple

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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is continuing to woo gay voters in Iowa, just one month after she announced her intentions to become a "champion" for everyday Americans.

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On Tuesday, she visited the Mason City home of Gary Swenson and Dean Genth, one of the first same-sex couples to marry in the state when it became the fourth to welcome marriage equality in 2009. It was there she hosted a fireside chat with 65 guests, all of whom she took the time to chat with personally.

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"A delightful visitor today to our home," Swenson wrote on Facebook. "If I liked her before, I like her now amazingly more. Personal one on one conversation revealed an erudite, personable, and capable individual."

During the chat, Clinton "embraced her ties to President Obama and cast herself as his tested and natural heir," the Washington Post reports.

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"Hanging out with Hillary at our home today," Genth wrote on Facebook, adding that the "Secret Service said that their dog was smitten by 'Jack' our fake Lab."

Aside from featuring gay voters in one of her first videos from the campaign trail, Clinton changed her social media icons to rainbows the day the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in four states. Before that, she called upon the Supreme Court to rule favorably for marriage equality, calling marriage a "Constitutional right for all."

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She emerged as a "champion" for LGBT rights early on, featuring a same-sex couple (with a super cute backstory) in a video initially announcing her intentions to run for president.

h/t GayStarNews