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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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Deputy Campaign Manager Won’t Say If Obama Agrees With Biden And Is ‘Comfortable’ With ‘Men Marrying Men’

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

The Obama campaign has insisted that Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks about marriage equality echoed President Obama’s belief that gay and lesbians should be treated equally under the law. Senior adviser David Axelrod told reporte... Read Post

ABC to Interview Obama as Gay Marriage Questions Persist

LGBT / Gay : Advocate.com Daily News (2 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

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

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 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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