Statement: Bill Clinton supports gay marriage

July 14, 2009 2:28:20 PM PDT
Former President Bill Clinton has come out in support of same-sex marriage.

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"The Nation" is reporting that Clinton made the statement while speaking to a national conference of young progressives. It's a complete reversal from statements the former president made in years past.

Clinton opposed same-sex marriage during his presidency, and signed the defense of marriage act in 1996, limiting federal recognition of marriage to one man and one woman.

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