Joe Biden Comes Out For Gay Marriage Equality

It’s about time.

Transcript at Think Progress.

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  • Ibis3, denizen of a spiteful ghetto

    That seemed rather hedgy and non-committal to me, but then I’m Canadian.

  •!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Perhaps I’m being too cynical here, but it’s an election year south of the border, Obama’s mostly a conservative (Republican nightmares being the fever dream that they are) who either doesn’t believe in real equality or isn’t quite comfortable enough with how accepted marriage equality is in the polls, so he sends Biden out to appease the liberal base who haven’t been happy with just how far to the right Obama has been. They had hope they could believe in, now the ticket needs to give them hope that the other ticket is that much worse.

  • narciblog

    And the White House is already backtracking. They support “equal rights for couples” but not marriage.

    • Daniel Fincke

      Ahh good old “separate but equal”. Fitting for Obama to champion this cherished national ideal.

    • reasonbeing

      What a surprise…Obama’s failure to take on this issue is one of the biggest disappointments of his tenure in my opinion. I am not at all surprised to see them slowly backing away from Biden’s comments…