Ovation: Vice President Biden Is “Absolutely Comfortable” With Marriage Equality.

Ovation: Vice President Biden Is “Absolutely Comfortable” With Marriage Equality.

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Ovation: Vice President Biden Is “Absolutely Comfortable” With Marriage Equality.

Ovation: Vice President Biden Is “Absolutely Comfortable” With Marriage Equality.

It appears that the Obama administration's views on marriage equality might be “evolving” a little more quickly than in the past.  In the last few days, two high-ranking officials have publicly expressed their support for nationwide marriage equality.  First, Vice President Joe Biden told NBC’s Meet The Press that he was “absolutely comfortable” with civil marriage equality for all U.S. citizens.  The following day, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that he, too, believes that the rights of civil marriage should be afforded to all U.S. couples.


I am Vice President of the United States of America. The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights. All the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that. [...] I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody has done so far. People fear that which is different and now they’re beginning to understand.” Vice President Joe Biden on Meet The Press, May 6, 2012 ...

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Created: May 8 2012 at 08:09:40 AM
Updated: May 8 2012 at 08:09:40 AM
Category: People
Language: English

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