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Democratic Convention Speeches Day 2: CNN’s Reality Check Team Vets The Claims

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Former President Bill Clinton takes the stage to speak during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Former President Bill Clinton takes the stage to speak during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The following is an excerpt from CNN.com | July 27, 2016 |

(CNN)The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the second night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.

The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the speeches and selected key statements, rating them true; mostly true; true, but misleading; false; or it's complicated.

Bill Clinton

Reality Check: Hillary Clinton's history with same-sex marriage equality
By Ali Foreman, CNN

"Could have been sooner." During the primary season, "Saturday Night Live" comic Kate McKinnon schooled Hillary Clinton on punctuality when it came to supporting same-sex marriage equality.

At the star-studded second night of the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton praised his wife's efforts toward international human rights -- focusing on women and the LGBT community.

"She went to Beijing in 1995 and said that women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights," he said. "She worked to empower women and girls around the world."

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