Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bill Clinton Comes Out in Favor of Gay Marriage

Former President Bill Clinton who signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law which bars federal recognition of same-sex couples has come out in favor of marriage equality. He has been considering and "evolving" on the issue for some time.

"After speaking at the Campus Progress National Conference in Washington, DC, on July 8, the former president was asked if he supported same-sex marriage. Clinton, in a departure from past statements, replied in the affirmative.

Asked if he personally supported same-sex marriage, Clinton replied, "Yeah." "I personally support people doing what they want to do," Clinton said. "I think it's wrong for someone to stop someone else from doing that [same-sex marriage]" (The Nation).
This statement is a major kick to the already unstable legislation. Growing numbers of democrats and even republicans are coming out in support of repealing DOMA.

6 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

Nice timing you got there, Bill!

American Marriage Ministries said...

That's great to hear.

Houyhnhnm said...

But don't expect him to lose any sleep over the injustice done on his watch. "Evolving on the issue" only involves his PR campaign. If he keeps this up though, I may eventually be forced to vote "YES" on his marriage. We do get to vote on that, right?

Now, if we could just get all religion out of all state affairs, instead of trying to meld the two, like HRC and EQCA are doing their damnedest -- poking holes in the bottom of this barely floating boat.

Anonymous said...

Nice. Now that he has no power to actually act on his beliefs... he comes to the realization that DOMA is sh-t. Who the f-ck cares what this loser thinks anymore?

Christian Messer said...

I'm thrilled that he has done this - whatever people might say about him, it still holds true that he has power and people do listen to him and admire him. He's still got some pull - which makes this a very broad and bold move.

My hope is that this has a ricochet effect - and that others fall in line with President Clinton.

bridgeout said...

I wish this meant ANYTHING for our community. Like other comments, it is easy to be in favor of it now when he can do NOTHING about it.
Oh well!

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