Bernie Sanders is starting to swipe at Hillary Clinton

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Without citing her by name, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is taking less-than-subtle shots at Hillary Clinton.

In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Sanders pointed out his opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law signed by then-President Bill Clinton and previously supported by Hillary Clinton which barred same-sex married couples from receiving federal benefits. Sanders said that, even then, people knew the bill was "homophobic."

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"I think everybody at the time knew that it was simply homophobic legislation," Sanders told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday.

Over the last several days, Sanders has begun taking more swipes at Clinton over her previous positions on a number of divisive issues.

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At the Democratic Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Sanders noted his longtime opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, which Clinton had refused to weigh in on for months. He also took a swipe at the former secretary of state over her previous support for the Trans-Pacific Parnership, which she once called the potential "gold standard" of trade agreements.

"It is not now, nor has it ever been, the gold standard of trade agreements," Sanders said as the crowd cheered.

Sanders notably said that he would run a positive campaign without criticizing Clinton or any other Democratic opponents, though it appears that the gloves may be coming off slightly as Clinton herself has begun taking subtle jabs at Sanders.

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MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NH - FEBRUARY 04: Democratic presidential candidates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during their MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire on February 4, 2016 in Durham, New Hampshire. This is the final debate for the Democratic candidates before the New Hampshire primaries. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, left, and Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, participate in the first Democratic presidential debate at the Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. While tonight's first Democratic presidential debate will probably lack the name-calling and sharp jabs of the Republican face-offs, there's still potential for strong disagreements between the party's leading contenders. Photographer: Josh Haner/Pool via Bloomberg
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton shake hands at the end of a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: (L-R) Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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At a rally on Thursday, Clinton implied that Sanders' request that she and others "stop shouting" about gun control may have been slightly sexist.

"I've been told to, and I quote, 'stop shouting' about gun violence. First of all I'm not shouting. It's just sometimes when women talk people think we're shouting," Clinton said.

When asked about Clinton's comments during Sunday's CNN interview, Sanders chuckled and said that Clinton was "misapplying" his words.

"Well, you know, all that I can say is I am very proud of my record on women's issues. I certainly do not have a problem with women speaking out. And I think what the secretary is doing there is taking words and misapplying them," Sanders said.

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