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Bill Clinton Opposes Prop 8

Jim Burroway

November 1st, 2008

On September 21, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) into law. He then promptly turned around and bought radio ads on Christian radio stations to brag about it during his re-election campaign against Sen. Bob Dole. That betrayal has been a huge source of anger and resentment in the LGBT community towards Clinton ever since then.

This week, the former president made a very big step in making up for that. In a telephone call to California voters yesterday, President Clinton delivered the following message:

“This is Bill Clinton calling to ask you to vote NO on Proposition 8 on Tuesday, November 4th. Proposition 8 would use state law to single out one group of Californians to be treated differently — discriminating against members of our family, our friends and our co-workers.

“If I know one thing about California, I know that is not what you’re about. That is not what America is about. Please vote NO on 8. It’s unfair and it’s wrong. Thank you.”

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TomTallis
November 1st, 2008 | LINK

Uh, Jim… You might want to change your headline. I think Clinton opposes Prop H8…

C
November 1st, 2008 | LINK

Umm, don’t you mean that he opposes Proposition 8?

Matt Algren
November 1st, 2008 | LINK

Your headline had me worried there for a minute. ;-)

Caelius Spinator
November 1st, 2008 | LINK

Opposes Proposition 8, you mean.

You nearly gave me a heart attack. Already the Yes on 8 crowd is claiming Obama is a supporter in mailings.

Jim Burroway
November 1st, 2008 | LINK

Dagnabit. I was thinking of his support for No on Prop 8!!!

Sorry about that!

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