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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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