Hillary Clinton meets with families of Pulse nightclub victims

Hillary Clinton came out in support of gay marriage in 2013.

Hillary Clinton was in Orlando on Friday (22 June) where she met with the families of some of the 49 people killed last month at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

The massacre inside the gay nightclub on a Latino night is the worst mass shooting in US history and many of the dead were gay.

The mood at the meeting was somber.

‘We need to acknowledge and be very clear who this attack targeted,’ The Washington Post reports Clinton said during the visit.

‘The Latino LGBT community by any measure was the community that was the most severely impacted by this terrible attack.’

The lone gunman was killed by police which left 53 other people injured and renewed debates over gun control laws in the US and hate crimes committed against LGBTI people.

‘It is still dangerous to be LGBT in America,’ Clinton added. ‘It is an unfortunate fact but one that needs to be said.’

After meeting with the families, Clinton went to Pulse to leave flowers at the memorial for the shooting victims outside of the nightclub which remains closed.

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