Leno: 'Clinton Thought DOMA Was Defending Marriage as if it Were Really Just an Act’

Jay Leno took his sights off Barack Obama Wednesday and set them upon former President Bill Clinton.

During the opening monologue of NBC’s Tonight Show, the host said, “In fairness to Clinton, see he didn't totally understand the law. When he signed the bill, he thought the Defense of Marriage Act was defending marriage as if it were really just an act.”

JAY LENO: Earlier today, the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. How about that? [Cheers and applause] There you go.

In fact, Bill Clinton hailed the Court’s decision today even though he signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law. But in fairness to Clinton, see he didn't totally understand the law. When he signed the bill, he thought the Defense of Marriage Act was defending marriage as if it were really just an act. [Laughter] See, he thought it was something totally different. Totally different. [Applause]

See, we don't, we don't need a Defense of Marriage Act. What we need in this country is a marriage cap. You're allowed three, that's it, you're done. Three, you're out! [Laughter] You can't do it. You don’t know how to do it. It’s over. You retire.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.