Sanders: Hillary’s Wrong on Gay Marriage Law
Bernie Sanders called out Hillary Clinton for her stance on gay marriage, suggesting that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, one she supported her husband in, didn’t go far enough.
On Friday, Clinton defended DOMA, noting that she was strongly in favor of gay marriages.
Sanders disagreed and suggested that DOMA was homophobic and a stopgap measure that failed to capitalize on surging momentum for the gay marriage cause at the time.
“I think the evidence is very, very clear that that legislation was anti-gay legislation,” he said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “It was playing off the fears of a lot of Americans.”
“I thought then — and I think now — that people have the right to love those folks that they want to love and get married because of their sexual orientation,” Sanders said.
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