Bill Clinton says he supports marriage equality

Posted on 14 Jul 2009 at 11:14am

According to an exclusive on The Nation’s Web site, former President Bill Clinton — the man who signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law when he was in the White House — has now said he supports marriage equality.

During questioning following his address at the Campus Progress National Conference in Washington, DC, on July 8, Clinton was asked if he supported same-sex marriage, he replied: “Yeah.. … I personally support people doing what they want to do. I think it’s wrong for someone to stop someone else from doing that [same-sex marriage].”

The Nation says the former president joins a string of prominent Democrats who have recently switched their position on the issue, including former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean, New York Senator Charles E. Schumer, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine and Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd.

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