Bill Clinton needs to apologize for signing the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hillary should come out in favor of same-sex marriage. So say a few high-profile liberal pundits, who have suddenly taken notice of the Clintons' intriguing lack of public support for a favored liberal cause. Hillary is the biggest-name Democrat who has yet to take an explicit position on gay marriage, as Politico notes.
"Where's your apology for signing the Defense of Marriage Act?" asks Frank Bruni of Bill Clinton in his NYTimes column. Hillary needs to step up too, Bruni adds: "it's almost time for Hillary, who is about to step down as secretary of state, to catch up with other cabinet members and President Obama and make her presumed support for same-sex marriage explicit, which she has never done."
To give the Clintons credit, Bill has said DOMA should be repealed and he's campaigned in favor of gay marriage since 2009. And according to Hillary's spokesman Philippe Reines, she has "made providing greater benefits and support to the gays and lesbians who serve our country as diplomats a top priority. As Secretary, she is 100% focused on the job at hand, and nothing after that."
The Seattle paper The Stranger has a more positive take on Hillary's alleged position: "Hillary Clinton Will Soon Support Gay Marriage."
Via Gawker, Politico, the Stranger, and the New York Times.