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Hillary Clinton A Lesbian? Conservative Says Support For Gay Marriage Suggestive

03/21/2013 09:48 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

A controversial radio host known for her outspoken, anti-gay opinions has suggested Hillary Clinton may secretly be a lesbian.

Sandy Rios, a Fox News contributor who also hosts a radio program backed by conservative Christian group American Family Association, claimed Tuesday that the former Secretary of State’s recent announcement of support for same-sex marriage might hint at Clinton's sexual identity.

Clinton's "love of homosexuality goes back a very long way," Rios said during Tuesday's recording, posted online by Right Wing Watch.

After mocking Clinton's voice and appearance, Rios launched into the crux of her attack:

Hillary Clinton, there have long been rumors about her sexual persuasion; if you don’t know that you need to know that. I can’t confirm or deny anything; I just remember that Dick Morris was the first one to raise this publicly. He worked with Bill and Hillary Clinton for a number of years and he said on public television, I was shocked because I knew about the rumors, he actually alleged that Hillary... was a lesbian.

Morris, who was recently fired by Fox News, did indeed suggest that Clinton is a closet lesbian -- and he is not the only one to have done so. In her salacious 1995 tell-all about a sexual encounter with Bill Clinton, Gennifer Flowers made a similar suggestion, as did Village Voice columnist Michael Musto.

In 2007, Musto wrote a column citing "whisper campaigns" that claimed Hillary Clinton was "Gayle King-ing her aide de campe, the glamorous Huma Abedin, an Indian/Pakistani goddess from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In other words, Hillary may be putting Huma out there in the press and purposely making her more visible as a pre-emptive strike that amounts to her hiding in plain sight."

A few months later, Clinton officially refuted any such rumors during a politely redundant interview with The Advocate's Sean Kennedy.

"It's not true, but it is something that I have no control over," Clinton told the magazine, according to CNN. “People will say what they want to say."

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