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The Obama Campaign’s Marriage Equality Conundrum

The Obama re-election campaign has once again run into a pickle over their tendency to want to appeal to everyone and no one on the subject of gay rights. Asked point-blank in a television interview this weekend, Vice President Joe Biden pronounced himself "absolutely comfortable" with gay and lesbian couples enjoying "the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties" as heterosexual couples.
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ABC to Interview Obama as Gay Marriage Questions Persist

LGBT / Gay : Advocate.com Daily News (3 years ago)

President Obama is likely to be pressed on his gay marriage stance in an interview with ABC News on Wednesday afternoon, this after Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s pro-marriage equality comments in rec... Read Post

White House Continues to Spin Biden Remarks on Gay Marriage, 'Clear Distinction' Between Obama and Romney

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad (3 years ago)

Obama’s chief campaign adviser David Axelrod again attempted to bring remarks made by Vice President Joe Biden over the weekend in support of marriage equality in line with Obama's position in a conference call with reporters today,... Read Post

Having Pushed Forward the Marriage Equality Debate, Joe Biden Will Now Go On Jeapordy

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

Rightly or wrongly, there is a perception that President Obama voiced his belief that gay and lesbian couples deserve equal marriage rights today in part because Vice President Joe Biden said as much over the weekend before the admi... Read Post


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