Opinions on what should constitute a civil marriage differ. Some believe marriage should be exclusively between one man and one woman. Newt Gingrich believed marriage is between a man, a woman and at least one other congressional staffer without cancer.
On this Sunday's Meet the Press, Joe Biden expressed his view that marriage between two loving adults is a big fucking deal…
"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 and women marrying another 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…"
Look at that Biden, always making silly gaffes and going off message with his statements in support of equal rights for all Americans. Unfortunately for supporters of civil equality, the Obama campaign still believes marriage is between a man and his carefully poll-tested positions. Hence, this clarification from a Biden spokesman…
The vice president was saying what the president has said previously — that committed and loving same-sex couples deserve the same rights and protections enjoyed by all Americans, and that we oppose any effort to rollback those rights. That's why we stopped defending the constitutionality of section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act in legal challenges and support legislation to repeal it. Beyond that, the Vice President was expressing that he too is evolving on the issue, after meeting so many committed couples and families in this country.
A few more days like this and creationist views on evolution are going to start making sense. After all these years, the Obama-Biden views on marriage equality have "evolved" to something like the views of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
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