Bill Clinton Defends DOMA

Speaking to college reporters, Bill Clinton defended the Defense of Marriage Act as a “reasonable compromise” for the political climate of its time and accused Melissa Etheridge of “rewriting history” when she said that his administration “threw gays under the bus” once his election was achieved. Clinton also seems to predict that gays will suffer greater harassment if states are forced to recognize gay marriages from other states. Watch the clip. Bill gets rather testy.