Bill Clinton Celebrates Supreme Court Overturning Marriage Law He Signed

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Bill Clinton is always on the right side of every issue. The right side being the one that makes him popular. If he’s not, wait for the next poll and he will be.

Here’s Bill’s statement at the signing of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Throughout my life I have strenuously opposed discrimination of any kind, including discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans. I am signing into law H.R. 3396, a bill relating to same-gender marriage, but it is important to note what this legislation does and does not do.

I have long opposed governmental recognition of same-gender marriages and this legislation is consistent with that position. The Act confirms the right of each state to determine its own policy with respect to same gender marriage and clarifies for purposes of federal law the operative meaning of the terms “marriage” and “spouse”.

The Supreme Court chose to unconstitutionally overturn DOMA for its own politically correct reasons, which if taken at face value would also legalize polygamy and just about any conceivable human relationship.

Bill Clinton only formally turned on DOMA this year. He did it for the same reason that he signed it into law. He was running for re-election then. Now his wife is running for office.

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a joint statement hailing the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.

“By overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court recognized that discrimination towards any group holds us all back in our efforts to form a more perfect union,” the couple said in the statement.

And if anyone knows about perfect unions, it’s Bill and Hillary. Bill has been claiming that he signed DOMA reluctantly. This is how reluctantly he did it.

After angry complaints from gay-rights advocates, the Clinton campaign on Wednesday replaced an ad running on religious radio stations that boasted of the president’s signature on a bill banning gay marriages….

In a June 1996 interview in the gay and lesbian magazine The Advocate, Clinton said: ” I remain opposed to same-sex marriage. I believe marriage is an institution for the union of a man and a woman. This has been my long-standing position, and it is not being reviewed or reconsidered.”

Uh huh.

The 60-second spot says President Clinton signed a bill defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman and “wants a complete ban on late-term abortions.”

After boasting about Clinton signing the anti-gay DOMA, the ad concludes with the line: “President Clinton has fought for our values and America is better for it.”

 

  • Judahlevi

    The positive side of all this is that religious people and conservatives in America finally know they are on their own. The government will not side with them, in fact, the government (in this case, the US Supreme Court) has now sided against them. We hold religious and conservative values in spite of what our government wants.

    Our government wants us to think like Europeans and follow the same path they are on to their own society’s destruction. It seems that only if you are willing to murder and rape in the name of your religion will this government give you any respect. This is not the path we will choose, but instead we will try to defeat and stymie our government any way that we can. The larger this government gets, the more we need to fight against it.

    • beezwaxing

      Well, not entirely on our own. There were 4 dissenters, and, btw, the dissenting opinions were openly snarky (as they should have been). If you haven’t yet, read them.

    • Dagur

      Well I think it’s for the better. Render unto Caesar and all that.
      Plus Society isn’t going to hell everywhere it’s mostly spain and greece.

  • Everett Vulgamore

    i honestly couldnt care less if gay people could go and marry other gay people. the problem i have is that they seem to get more press than where a car bomb killed some 12 ISAF members and contractors the other day, or the fact that EVERY DAY there are several people defending themselves with their pistol on the street, or the…

    i could go on, but whats the point?

  • OfficialPro

    This is just the same as them vilifying “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” which is ANOTHER thing Bill Clinton signed into law. Clinton knew he was doing the politically expedient thing at the time, and everybody knew it.