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Bill Clinton spoke overturning DOMA he signed

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Former President Bill Clinton called on the Supreme Court Thursday to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, he signed in 1996 that banned the recognition of same-sex marriage, the New York Times reported.

"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," Clinton said.

DOMA should be overturned because the law itself is a form of discrimination toward same-sex couples, Clinton said, the Washington Post reported.

Clinton said he signed DOMA in 1996 to avoid worse same-sex couples had to face, Huffington Post reported.

Clinton joined with the Obama administration to urge the Supreme Court to overrun DOMA, the New York Times reported.

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