Former President Clinton’s opinion on marriage equality has done a 180 on how he sees the world in the past few years, thanks to some eye-opening by his daughter, Chelsea Clinton.
During his presidency, Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), denying same-sex couples the federal benefits enjoyed by married couples. Now, he’s fighting his former self to have the act repealed. Yes, he’s come to his senses – finally!
“Whenever we turn away from treating someone with the dignity and honor and the respect that we would like accorded to ourselves, we have to face the fact it’s about us.” — Former President Bill Clinton at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
“I want 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 told the crowd at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, with Chelsea by his side.
It was Chelsea and her gay friends who opened his eyes to the fact that everyone at his dinner table was simply a human being, and as I always say HUMAN = HUMAN. Our preferences don’t make any one of us better than another. It was so out of character for Clinton, as well, being the people-person and human-rights advocate that he is, but one is never too old to change course and do the right thing.
You see? It’s never too late to stand up to right a wrong.