Conservative Christians are still grappling with the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage this summer. It’s sinking in that Obergefell was just the starkest example of how they no longer enjoy the absolute cultural power they once held, and that, as younger generations become more secular, their influence will keep dwindling. Some are reaching for [Read More...]
In a recent interview with Rachel Maddow, former secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that in 1996 she and her husband, President Bill Clinton, supported the so-called Defense of Marriage Act as a "defensive action" against a threatened...Show More Summary
At last night’s First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum, Rachel Maddow asked Clinton about the criticism her remarks about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) have received since their interview on October 23. Watch BELOW. Clinton said in… Read The post Hillary Clinton Shirks DOMA Criticism, Talks HERO at Candidate’s Forum: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
On the Rachel Maddow Show, Hillary Clinton said that it was the threat of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage that led Bill Clinton to sign the Defense of Marriage
The Washington Post Fact Checker awarded Hillary Clinton "Four Pinocchios," its lowest possible rating, for claiming that her husband Bill Clinton only supported the Defense of Marriage Act to prevent a constitutional amendment outlawing gay marriage.
“On Defense of Marriage [Act], I think what my husband believed — and there was certainly evidence to support it — is that there was enough political momentum to amend the Constitution of the United States of America, and that there had to be some way to stop that. And there wasn’t any rational argument […]
Chuck Ross has more at Daily Caller: Neither the Clinton White House’s papers nor the recollections of contemporaries backs up the Clintons’ account of why they supported the Defense of Marriage Act.
Hillary Clinton's version of what happened when the Defense of Marriage Act was signed by her husband took another sharp jab on Monday night. In another The Rachel Maddow Show interview, this time with opponent Bernie Sanders, the Democratic frontrunner for the presidential nomination was called out in definitive terms for revising history. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Late last week, the two leading Democratic presidential candidates sparred over one of the darker chapters of the gay rights movement: the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law that barred federal recognition of same-sex marriage. At issue was President Bill Clinton's motive for signing the measure. Show More Summary
Disappointment with Hillary Clinton's version of how the Defense of Marriage Act became law is bubbling into public conversation among activists. During an interview with Rachel Maddow on Friday, Clinton described her husband signing...Show More Summary
Bill and Hillary Clinton have taken to arguing that they supported the Defense of Marriage Act in order to head off a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. “I think what my husband believed — and there was certainly evidence...Show More Summary
On Friday, Hillary Clinton set off a strange and largely academic debate among liberals when she declared that her husband, President Bill Clinton, had signed the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 as a “defensive action.” DOMA,...Show More Summary
The Defense of Marriage Act was actually pro LGBT equality???
Friday on "The Rachel Maddow Show," Hillary Clinton told the MSNBC host that she supported the Defense of Marriage Act her husband signed into law...
Bernie Sanders isn't buying Hillary Clinton's version of the history around passage of the Defense of Marriage Act. On Saturday, he used what is always considered an important speech in the Democratic primary process — the Jefferson-Jackson...Show More Summary
Without citing her by name, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is taking less-than-subtle shots at Hillary Clinon. In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Sanders pointed out his opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act,...Show More Summary
Hillary said:On Defense of Marriage, I think what my husband believed – and there was certainly evidence to support it – is that there was enough political momentum to amend the Constitution of the United States of America, and that there had to be some way to stop that. Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton does not seem to see passage of the Defense of Marriage Act or the "don't ask, don't tell" policies of the '90s as mistakes. Rather, they were types of "defensive action," she told Rachel Maddow during a lengthy interview...Show More Summary
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued on Friday that policies like the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the “don’t ask don’t tell” rule regarding LGBT military service were meant to stop Republicans from carrying out even more extreme measures. “I think...
Rachel Maddow questions Hillary Clinton about civil rights issues like "Don't ask, don't tell," the Defense of Marriage Act, and mass incarceration that have...