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Flippity Flop

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    Flippity Flop

    Bill Clinton tells the Court: Overturn the Defense of Marriage Act

    , @traciglee

    In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law; now, 17 years later, he says “the law is itself discriminatory.”

    Clinton–being Clinton–simultaneously disagrees with and defends his own actions in an op-ed Thursday for the Washington Post. He describes the circumstances of the signing as “a very different time” and implies that he signed it as a tactic to prevent even more draconian anti-gay legislation. “In no state in the union was same-sex marriage recognized, much less available as a legal right, but some were moving in that direction,” Clinton writes, adding that the bipartisan group of senators who supported DOMA believed its passage “would defuse a movement to enact a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, which would have ended the debate for a generation or more.”

    But Clinton now believes the law is not “consistent with the principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality and justice above all,” and that it is “incompatible with our Constitution.”

    Clinton’s op-ed comes a few weeks before the Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments against DOMA, in addition to a challenge to California’s Prop 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state and another high-profile case in the fight for marriage equality.

     

     
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    Re: Flippity Flop

    What the left will have you believe, is that republicans pushed DOMA.

    Bullschitzen!

    Whitehouse lawyers WROTE the operative section 3.  WROTE IT!

    It was a CAMPAIGN PROMISE that Bill Clinton delivered.

    There is no need for SCOTUS to rule HIS law unconstitutional.  Congress can repeal it with no song and dance.  Dems own the Senate.  Lets count the bills from the great supporters of gay rights, shall we?

    . . .

    That didn't take long.

     

     
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    Re: Flippity Flop

    In response to GreginMeffa's comment:

    What the left will have you believe, is that republicans pushed DOMA.

    Bullschitzen!

    Whitehouse lawyers WROTE the operative section 3.  WROTE IT!

    It was a CAMPAIGN PROMISE that Bill Clinton delivered.

    There is no need for SCOTUS to rule HIS law unconstitutional.  Congress can repeal it with no song and dance.  Dems own the Senate.  Lets count the bills from the great supporters of gay rights, shall we?

    . . .

    That didn't take long.

     



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    Re: Flippity Flop

    A lot of people's attitude on this topic have evolved in the past 17 years.  Even a few republicans. 

     

     
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    Re: Flippity Flop

    delete

     

     
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    Re: Flippity Flop

    I think that the idea of calling someone who changed their position on an issue over the course of 17 years a flip flopper is really stretching the definition of a flip-flopper.  The world as certainly changed in it's attiudes over the past 10 years..never mind 17 years. I know I feel differently about issues like 'gay rights" than I did even 10 years ago. That is not flip flopping. Flip -flopping..to me..is changing your position on an issue back and forth..depending on your audience of the day, week or month.

     
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