Former President Bill Clinton has come out in support of same-sex marriage.
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speaking at the Campus Progress National Conference in Washington, DC,
on July 8, the former president was asked if he supported same-sex
marriage. Clinton, in a departure from past statements, replied in the
Clinton opposed same-sex marriage during his
presidency, and in 1996, he signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which
limited federal recognition of marriage to one man and one woman. In
May of this year, Clinton told a crowd at Toronto's Convention Centre
that his position on same-sex marriage was "evolving."
Clinton's thinking has now further evolved. Asked if he would commit
his support for same-sex marriage, Clinton responded, "I'm basically in
support." Read More.
James Pence Videos Senator McConnell, the current Senate Minority Leader was this year's Convocation speaker at the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law graduation ceremony. Many graduating students, their families and friends attending the graduation sported buttons that read "Sen. McConnell Does Not Speak for Me." Outside the graduation, activists protested McConnell's support of the Defense of Marriage Act. Although the City of Louisville didn't anticipate any problems from the protest, even noting "No off-duty police provided" on the permit, there were several Louisville Police Department Officers on the scene for the duration of the 3 hour protest. Noticeably missing were the news outlets, WAVE, WHAS, WLKY and the Courier Journal. It should also be noted that the major Louisville blogs didn't cover the protest. Click here to view photos of the protest.