By now you have probably heard that Bill Clinton has called for the overturning of DOMA.
On March 27, DOMA will come before the Supreme Court, and the justices must decide whether it is consistent with the principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality and justice above all, and is therefore constitutional. As the president who signed the act into law, I have come to believe that DOMA is contrary to those principles and, in fact, incompatible with our Constitution.
But I do have two questions for the former president.
1) Are you admitting that you were so incompetent as president that you signed legislation that is “incompatible with our Constitution”?
2) Are you arguing that the meaning of our Constitution has changed since 1997, despite the fact that there has been no change to the text of the document?
If the answer to the first question is “YES”, why should we give any credence to the words of a man whose judgment is so poor?
If the latter, do we really have a Constitution at all, or have we entered the world of Professor Louis Seidman?
Not that I can imagine a man with the personal and political history of Bill Clinton having anything of value to say about marriage anyway.