Her husband, Bill Clinton, made a public statement this past week stating the United States Supreme Court should overturn an act he signed into law in 1996 - the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
DOMA is a piece of federal legislation the Obama Administration has refused to enforce. Thank goodness. It was patently unconstitutional the day it was signed into law (H.R. 3396) and President Clinton had strong reservations about signing it. At the time he stated he was opposed to government recognition of same sex marriage but opposed to discrimination against gays.
Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have changed their public opinions on this issue and that is refreshing.
In April, 2009, our Iowa Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage should be legal. The result was that three very excellent jurists were voted out of office by a group of overly anal retentive conservative, judgmental, religiously fundamental radicals.
I still remember driving around the state and seeing large "VOTE NO!" signs in people yards. I wanted to kick them, pull them out of the ground, spray paint them and all sorts of other awful things. Those signs made me so angry as they represented extreme intolerance.
Those three justices were later awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. That award was very well deserved. They did the right thing when it was not popular. That took courage.
I am tolerant of many things in life. But one thing I am not tolerant of is intolerance.