Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sen. Clinton Renounces Defense of Marriage Act

From "Sen. Clinton, other Democrats assail DOMA in survey for homosexual activists" by Jim Brown and jody brown, posted 6/6/07 at

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is renouncing her support for the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, a measure her husband signed into law in 1996 that bans federal recognition of same-sex "marriages." She is on the record as recently as July 2004 saying she believed marriage is a "sacred bond" between a man and a woman.

In May 2005, the senator from New York told CNN, "Well, I don't know many Democrats who support gay marriage. In fact, I don't and haven't for, you know, years before I became a senator." But apparently Senator Clinton now can be counted among several Democrats to do support same-sex marriage, because she says she no longer supports DOMA. The Democratic presidential frontrunner spelled out her new position in a candidate questionnaire for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a homosexual activist group in Washington.

Results from the questionnaire also indicate unanimous support from seven Democratic presidential hopefuls on such homosexual-related issues as civil unions and federal benefits for same-sex couples; passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and so-called "hate crimes" legislation; homosexual adoption; and repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuals serving in the military. Interestingly, all but one candidate -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) -- oppose "allowing civil marriage rights for same-sex couples."

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