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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 10:35 PM

19. +1 for President Clinton's support

DOMA and DADT were odious but the threat of a constitutional amendment was very real at the time. America has come a long way since then, and the Clintons have proven themselves to be strong allies for lgbt liberation.

I was in college when Clinton took office and I remember that DOMA was a heartbreaking slap in the face. I also remember that it was signed in the dead of night - a highly symbolic gesture that has stayed with me. It was cold comfort, but in hind site it may have headed off something much worse.

I'm grateful that President Obama has made gay rights a priority during his second term.

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