In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Biden told moderator David Gregory that more and more Americans will come to understand “what this is all about … who do you love? Who do you love, and will you be loyal to the person you love?”
“Look, 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 marrying women 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. [...]
“People fear that which is different, and now they’re beginning to understand.”
The Vice-President’s remarks may signal a shift in public policy by the President who has maintained that his views on same-sex marriage are evolving, however a spokesperson from the vice president’s office has since denied that Biden’s remarks were an endorsement of same-sex marriage. READ MORE AT LGBTQ NATION
Melanie Nathan: Yet what everyone seems to forget is that President Obama has said that he would sign the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, (DOMA) known as the Respect for Marriage Act, sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein. That is tantamount to a reasonable evolution on the issue.