Clintons Cheer Death of DOMA

Bill and Hillary Clinton added their voices to the swell of support of the Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, the law that then-president Bill Clinton signed in 1996. In a statement, the former first couple praised the ruling and congratulated the advocates that had worked for it. “By overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court recognized that discrimination towards any group holds us all back in our efforts to form a more perfect union," it read. Bill Clinton penned an op-ed earlier this year arguing for DOMA's overturn, saying that the discriminatory law was contrary to "principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality and justice above all."