The ultra-right wing website NewsMax listened carefully to the marriage exchange:
But things got testy when, despite Clinton's explanation that her views have evolved in recent years, Gross shot back that many people supported gay marriage in the '90s and then said:
"I'm pretty sure you didn't answer my question about whether you evolved or it was the American public that changed."
"Because I said I'm an American so of course we all evolved and I think that's a fair conclusion," Clinton shot back.
Gross continued to push her on the issue until Clinton appeared to be done with the conversation.
"You know I really, I have to say, I think you are being very persistent, but you are playing with my words and playing with what is such an important issue," Clinton said.
"I'm just trying to clarify so I can understand," Gross said in return.
"No, I don't think you are trying to clarify," Hillary then snapped. "I think you are trying to say that I used to be opposed and now I am in favor and I did it for political reasons. And that's just flat wrong.
"I did not grow up even imagining gay marriage and I don't think you probably did either. This was an incredibly new and important idea that people on the front lines of the gay rights movement began to talk about and slowly, but surely, convinced others of the rightness of that position. When I was ready to say what I said, I said it."