GLAAD Media Awards: President Bill Clinton accepts “Agent of Change” award from daughter Chelsea
Last night’s GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles were completely sold out and it’s a pretty good guess that the reason why was the appearance of former President Bill Clinton.
He was the recipient of the Agent of Change Award for his support of the LGBT community and recognition that DOMA, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, is unconstitutional and should be struck down.
Clinton did not mention in his speech that he was the one who signed DOMA into law but he made clear how he feels about it today: ‘I want to keep working on this until not only DOMA is no longer the law of the land, but until all people, no matter where they live, can marry the people they love. I believe you will win the DOMA fight, and I think you will win the constitutional right to marry. If not tomorrow, then the next day or the next day.’
Clinton was introduced by movie honcho Harvey Weinstein and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence who managed, adorably, to mangle Clinton’s name a bit. After his speech, Chelsea Clinton made a surprise appearance to present her dad with the actual award.
While it was he who received the Agent of Change Award, Clinton said the staff of GLAAD and other LGBT activists were the true agents of change.
‘You have made this a better, a more interesting and a more well-prepared country for the future’