Joe Biden Is “Comfortable” With Gay Marriage
While Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t know at this time if a second Obama term would fully support gay marriage the lawmaker says he would be “absolutely comfortable” with it.
Biden appeared on an airing of NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday where he said of the potential support:
“Look– I just think– that– the good news is that as more and more Americans become to understand what this is all about is a simple proposition. Who do you love? Who do you love? And will you be loyal to the person you love? And that’s what people are finding out is what– what all marriages, at their root, are about. Whe– whether they’re– marriages of lesbians or gay men or heterosexuals.”
Biden then said in no uncertain terms
“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 and women marrying another 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.”
Biden pointed to the President’s already broad support of the gay community including his decision to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and executive orders to stop discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The Vice President then added:
“I– I was with– speaking to a group of gay leaders in– in Los Angeles– la– two, two weeks ago. And one gentleman looked at me in the question period and said, ‘Let me ask you, how do you feel about us?’ And I had just walked into the back door of this gay couple and they’re with their two adopted children. And I turned to the man who owned the house. I said, ‘What did I do when I walked in?’ He said, ‘You walked right to my children. They were 7 and 5, giving you flowers.’ And I said, ‘I wish every American could see the look of love those kids had in their eyes for you guys. And they wouldn’t have any doubt about what this is about.’”
While Biden appeared to be speaking more openly about the situation after his interview his office still said his views are still “evolving.” From what I can tell Vice President Joe Biden has evolved right into the support of gay marriage.