DOMA Comes Full Circle: Bill Clinton Gives Award to Edie Windsor

June 26th, 2014

President Clinton is giving an award to Edie Windsor, for challenging DOMA, a law he signed:

“Seventeen years after signing DOMA into law, I was honored and grateful to be among the voices urging that it be overturned,” Clinton states in the above video. “As I said last year I came to believe that DOMA is contrary to the principles of the nation that honors freedom, equality and justice above all, and is in fact, incompatible with our constitution. But the decision we celebrate today would not have happened without Edie Windsor’s dogged determination to right a wrong and Roberta Kaplan’s equal commitment to simple fairness.

Good thing Bill Clinton evolved on this issue.

As the president who signed the act into law, I have come to believe that DOMA is contrary to those principles and, in fact, incompatible with our Constitution.

Hillary Clinton too.