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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 09:03 PM

48. Elizabeth Birch, former head of Human Rights Campaign:

President Clinton Says DOMA Is Unconstitutional (So Why Don't I Feel Grateful?)

I guess it is because DOMA was never constitutional. I guess it is because in the middle of my testimony before Congress on the constitutionality of this horrible law, the Clinton Justice Department, then headed by Janet Reno, had a letter delivered to the committee stating that, in the opinion of the Justice Department, DOMA was constitutional. (I was cut off mid-sentence as one of the more extreme house members read it aloud into the room with glee.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-birch/president-clinton-says-do_b_2840112.html

For all of those giving Clinton some political breathing room for signing DOMA into law, please revisit what every LGBT organization and activist was begging the Clinton administration to do: veto DOMA.

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