And DOMA was proposed in both houses by a republican, passed with large veto proof majorities, and Clinton signed it but never supported it.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Why not just accept the truth and deal with is rather than feel the need to defend 'your side', even at the cost of your own integrity?
Thought Police on Patrol - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post
". . . . Long a staple of academia, the totalitarian impulse is spreading. What to do? Defend the dissenters, even if — perhaps, especially if — you disagree with their policy. It is — it was? — the American way."
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan