Bill Clinton Backs Same-Sex Marriage

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Last week at the Campus Progress National Conference in Washington, D.C., Bill Clinton was asked whether he supported same-sex marriage. "I personally support people doing what they want to do," he said. "I think it's wrong for someone to stop someone else from doing that." This is a departure from his previously stated opinions, but Clinton also said he doesn't think it should be legalized federally. That remains consistent with the fact that he signed the Defense of Marriage Act defining civil marriage federally "as a legal union exclusively between one man and one woman." [Nation]