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Watch: Biden Calls National Consensus on Gay Marriage 'Inevitable'

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ABC News George Stephanopolous asked VP Joe Biden about Obama's remarks on same-sex marriage in an interview Friday

The vice president agreed with Obama’s comments that his position on gay marriage is “evolving.”  Biden said there is an “inevitability for a national consensus on gay marriage.”

“I think the country's evolving.  And I think you're going to see, you know, the next effort is probably going to be to deal with so called DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act],” he said.

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  1. I was rooting for ENDA next, but DOMA instead - hey...whatever - just SOMETHING...

    but will any more gay right legislation pass in the next two years? Thats the question...

    Posted by: Leo | Dec 24, 2010 12:42:34 PM


  2. Correction: rights with an s *blush*

    Posted by: Leo | Dec 24, 2010 12:44:38 PM


  3. In answer to your question: emphatic NO. However, during that time there's a good chance that a couple of lawsuits from Calif and Mass. will hit the Supreme Court paving the way for overriding the unconstitutionality of DOMA.

    Posted by: Keith | Dec 24, 2010 1:03:47 PM


  4. The latest polls are that a plurality of Americans (in some polls an outright majority) support marriage equality. As usual, the leaders follow the people.

    This seemed like a trial balloon. Let's see how it flies.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Dec 24, 2010 1:41:58 PM


  5. That's the man I wanted to vote for in '08 (he was out of the race by the time I got the chance).

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Dec 24, 2010 2:46:02 PM


  6. DADT: wrong then, wrong now

    DOMA: wrong then, wrong now

    Posted by: r | Dec 24, 2010 3:21:04 PM


  7. While the marriage issue is moving towards consensus, I believe that all but a tiny token of intransigent bigots support equal employment rights. Write in the obvious caveat that a church (not just any employer with a religion) can make hiring decisions for religiously based jobs (pastor not janitor) based on religious adhesion, and this one ~ ENDA ~ is something that can be done sooner rather than later.

    Posted by: ellipse | Dec 24, 2010 4:00:35 PM


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