Former President Bill Clinton has released a statement urging New York legislators to approve marriage rights for same-sex couples.
“For more than a century, our Statue of Liberty has welcomed all kinds of people from all over the world yearning to be free. In the 21st century, I believe New York’s welcome must include marriage equality,” Clinton said. Clinton’s daughter Chelsea also expressed support for marriage rights for gays and lesbians, adding that she hoped her straight friends would join her in speaking out. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to travel the state to build support for a marriage-equality bill.
I’ve got mixed feelings on this. I mean, Clinton’s the guy behind DOMA in the first place, right? So how much credit should he get for this and how much blame should he get for the whole mess in the first place?