Bill Clinton: ‘I’m basically in support’ of same-sex marriage.

During his presidency, Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage on the federal level as “a legal union between one man and one woman.” When he signed the bill, he issued a statement saying, “I have long opposed governmental recognition of same-gender marriages and this legislation is consistent with that position.” In May, Clinton said that his opinion on same-sex marriage was “evolving.” The Nation reports that at the recent Campus Progress National Conference, Clinton said that he now “basically” supports same-sex marriage:

Apparently, Clinton’s thinking has now further evolved. Asked if he would commit his support for same-sex marriage, Clinton responded, “I’m basically in support.”

This spring, same-sex marriage was legalized in Iowa, Vermont, Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire. In his most recent remarks on the subject, Clinton said, “I think all these states that do it should do it.” The former president, however, added that he does not believe that same-sex marriage is “a federal question.”

Asked if he personally supported same-sex marriage, Clinton replied, “Yeah.” “I personally support people doing what they want to do,” Clinton said. “I think it’s wrong for someone to stop someone else from doing that [same-sex marriage].”