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Too Late for Apologies? Bill Clinton for Now Opposing DOMA

There are 21 comments on the EDGE story from Mar 12, 2013, titled Too Late for Apologies? Bill Clinton for Now Opposing DOMA. In it, EDGE reports that:

Bloggers and pundits are weighing in about former President Bill Clinton's recent op-ed piece for the Washington Post in which he urged the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.

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“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#24 Mar 15, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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Clinton's promise was to do away with that code....
I think everyone, including Clinton, agrees that his promise to end restrictions on gay service members was naive at best, stupid at worst. He wasn't prepared for the aggressive backlash he got for it.

Sheeple's right. The people may have been coming around, but congress absolutely was not.

And just imagine how much more easily a Federal Marriage Amendment would have passed had integration of gay troops been "forced" onto the military, despite all the screaming and crying from congress. The hate-mongers would have EASILY been able to point to the military and claim that it would be legal for gay people to rape children if "something wasn't done" to ban our marriage rights Federally.

Hindsight it always 20/20, of course, and yeah, I was pissed off about BOTH DADT and DOMA at the time, but I still think Clinton did the best he could given the circumstances he was operating in.

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