6:41 PM, Apr 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Bill Clinton, who signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law in 1996, is now set to be honored a gay lobbying group in Los Angeles.
"Former President Bill Clinton will be honored with an award for his advocacy for gay marriage, gay and lesbian lobbying group GLAAD said on Wednesday," Reuters reports.
"The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which promotes understanding and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, said Clinton will be recognized for backing gay marriage and for campaigning against laws that ban marriage and civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.
"Clinton will receive the first Advocate for Change Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 20. He announced his support of gay marriage in 2011, a decade after he left office."
More recently, Clinton has said the bill he signed into law, DOMA, should be struck down by the Supreme Court.
Gets whacked by an umbrella.1:30 PM, Mar 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
On CNN, analyst Jeffrey Toobin predicts that "DOMA's in trouble":
7:05 AM, May 21, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The New York Times gushingly describes how President Obama’s unique background — he’s “a man from many worlds,” “a transcender of tribes,” and, yes, “a former constitutional law professor” — has allowed him to unearth a creative “middle way” on the question of redefining marriage. That “middle way,” according to the Times’s account, is to come o
7:29 AM, May 15, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
When President Obama came out last week in favor of redefining marriage, he couched his opinion in the context of federalism, saying, “I think it is a mistake to — try to make what has traditionally been a state issue into a national issue.” During that same interview, however, he declared that a bipartisan law designed to protect states from judges who redefine marriage in other states, is “unconstitutional.” It’s very hard to square these two statements.
9:00 AM, May 11, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Now that President Obama has announced that, having been for gay marriage (in 1996) before he was against it (in 2004 and 2008), he’s now for it again (in 2012), the Wall Street Journal editorial board comes perilously close to suggesting that Mitt Romney should change his position on the issue.
10:14 AM, Oct 18, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
During Herman Cain’s generally strong performance on Meet the Press on Sunday, David Gregory asked him, “Would you seek a constitutional ban for same sex marriage?” Cain replied, “I wouldn’t seek a constitutional ban for same sex marriage, but I am pro-traditional marriage.” Gregory followed up: “But you would let the states make up their own mind as they’re doing now?” Cain responded, “They would make up their own minds, yes.”
12:22 AM, Apr 26, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
On Monday, the law firm King and Spalding reneged on its agreement to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court. Following the Obama Justice Department's decision not to defend the federal law in court, the U.S. House of Representatives took up the case and hired former U.S.
9:46 AM, Feb 24, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
President Obama has now decided that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. Thus, the Obama administration says that it will no longer defend that federal law in court. On the campaign trail, President Obama repeatedly asserted that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. Now, the president has apparently decided that his own view, at least when codified as federal law, is unconstitutional.
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