James Hormel, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador, has called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) “heinous legislation.”
In 1999, Hormel was appointed United States Ambassador to Luxembourg by President Bill Clinton, who was forced to use a recess appointment because the Senate refused to act. He left his post in 2001.
The 78-year-old Hormel, who is pitching his new book Fit to Serve, appeared Friday on ABC's Top Line.
My appointment was “in effect, breaking the pink ceiling,” Hormel, grandson of George A. Hormel, founder of Hormel Foods, said.
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