In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, it became clear that many on the left would be quick to forget under what administration the law was passed. President Bill Clinton signed DOMA into law in September 2996 with huge support in both the House and Senate. But President Clinton sought to distance himself from the law yesterday – taking to Twitter to praise the Supreme Court and those who fought “tirelessly” from equality.
The former president and his wife also took to the Clinton Foundation website to expound upon their support.
“Finally we’re able to get rid of this evil, evil law, the one I signed into law back in 1996,” Pat quipped. “How do you make that case?”
“Because they made the case in the 1960s,” Glenn responded. “This is exactly what they did in the 1960s. They stood against Civil Rights and then once it became popular, they embraced it and said, ‘See, we were the ones doing it. We were the ones doing it.’ And here, same thing.”
Back in March, President Clinton wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, “It’s time to overturn DOMA,” explaining that the law was passed during a “very different time” when no state recognized same-sex marriage.
“He wrote an interesting op ed I thought, though, trying to explain this,” Stu said. “And I don’t know just how much of this is him covering himself or how much of this is true, but I thought it was interesting as far as progressivism goes is his point was he signed the Defense of Marriage Act because they could have gone a lot further back then because gay marriage was so unpopular. So if he didn’t do that, they would have done something worse. So he took that half measure.”
“Oh, what a lying sack of crap,” Glenn said. “The guy was a triangulater. That’s all he was. That’s all he was and now he’s just trying to save his image.”