Clinton: Chelsea Changed My Mind on DOMA

Clinton: Chelsea Changed My Mind on DOMA

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Thanks to his daughter Chelsea, Bill Clinton has had a complete turnaround on his stance of gay marriage.

The former president, who signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) denying federal benefits to same-sex couples during his presidency, was honored with the Advocate for Change Award during the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

He now says he wants to “keep working on this until not only is DOMA no longer the law of the land, but until all people-no matter where they live-can marry the people they love.”

Clinton admitted that his approval of DOMA was one of his biggest mistakes during presidency and is urging the Supreme Court to take the law down.

Clinton credits his daughter and said during his acceptance speech that his daughter “has had a profound impact on the way I see the word. It’s sort of humbling when you get to by my age when your child knows more than you do about everything.”

Clinton told the crowd that his daughter and her gay friends have been models for how all people should be treated.

“Whenever we turn away from treating someone with the dignity and honor and the respect that we would like accorded to ourselves,” Clinton said “we have to face the fact it’s about us.”



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