Former US president Bill Clinton says that he now supports gay marriage, despite having signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) during his presidency.

DOMA defines marriage as between one man and one woman, and prevents gay Americans from receiving federal health or tax benefits, even if their own state recognises same-sex marriages.

When asked if he supports gay marriage at the Campus Progress National Conference in Washington DC, on July 8, he said: “Yeah … I personally support people doing what they want to do. I think it’s wrong for someone to stop someone else from doing that [same-sex marriage].”

Back in May, Clinton said at Toronto’s Convention Centre that his position on same-sex marriage was “evolving.”

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