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Piers Morgan Confronts Obama Adviser David Axelrod on Gay Marriage Stance: VIDEO

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The conversation continued Monday night over the weekend remarks by Joe Biden and the attempt by the White House to frame those marks within its own "same legal rights" argument and avoid addressing the marriage issue directly.

David Axelrod was on the defensive again in an interview with Piers Morgan.

Said Axelrod:

"I feel, Piers, that on the policy that the vice president was describing there, that they are in complete accord. That is the president's policy. He believes that couples, heterosexual couples, – gay couples should – should have – have the same legal rights. So what the vice president was stating there was very much in keeping with that policy."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP..

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  1. While support for gay marriage grew significantly among the American people during the past decade, hitting 53 percent in polls last year, it has not continued to grow, and in fact slipped back down to 50 percent this year, according to a new Gallup poll.

    At the same time, opposition to same-sex marriage has increased, going from 45 percent to 48 percent during the past year.

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/05/poll-gay-marriage-support-squishy-122729.html

    Posted by: Malcolm | May 8, 2012 7:50:11 AM


  2. The republicans want to talk about gay marriage beause it is a winning issue for them. In EVERY state in which the people have been allowed to vote on the issue: IT HAS BEEN DEFEATED. The American people are not yet ready to vote for marriage equality and will elect republicans instead. Deal with it. The next administration will not be LGBT friendly to say the least.

    Posted by: andrew | May 8, 2012 7:55:33 AM


  3. I love that Axelroad said "actions speak louder than words". Damn straight! Show us some action on marriage equality rather than your double-talk.

    Posted by: Oliver | May 8, 2012 8:04:42 AM


  4. Thats right gay folks, we have had our moment in the sun during the Obama Administration. It is almost over. Romney will be elected in 2012 and the next 8 years will be mighty lean.

    Posted by: andrew | May 8, 2012 8:05:16 AM


  5. @Andrew, who do you think you are, one of Dionne Warwick's psychic friends?

    Posted by: Oliver | May 8, 2012 8:09:59 AM


  6. that's what NJ's Supreme Court said. Now we have civil unions. Not the same.

    Posted by: t | May 8, 2012 8:25:36 AM


  7. 4 (or 8?) years of an administration worse than Bush II??

    my Obama lawn sign's out (has been since the 1st republican debate)

    Posted by: t | May 8, 2012 8:28:25 AM


  8. Well, in the 1960's everyone acknowledged that LBJ signing the Civil Rights Act would cost the Democrats the South in future elections and that was what happened. But the Civil Rights Act was still the right thing to do. Africans Americans no longer sit on the back of the bus, no longer are denied the right to vote (well, Republicans are going for that...), no longer get lynched for the crime of being black in public, no longer get denied the right to MARRY the person they love, even if that person is of a different race. I realize that the fight for equality is a long one and that we have to look to the future (such as the appointment of Supreme Court justices), but the question remains -- how long will we have to wait for justice? Forever?

    Posted by: kit | May 8, 2012 8:35:36 AM


  9. Well, what is apparent is the backlash is very, very strong against our community. I think some of us failed to really realize just how much many people in this country truly do hate us but more than that, just how insecure most people are regarding this issue, including people who say they're for equality. Obviously, the Obama administration and DNC in general, are being extremely cowardly regarding our rights. Everyone across the country is touching this "issue" with kid gloves because no-one wants to be seen as bigoted homophobes (except for the ultra right-wing) yet at the same time, they don't want to be seen as too gay accepting, because that's "extreme".

    It's sad. But it's a reminder that although we've progressed quite a ways, we have a LONG way to go in America.

    Posted by: Francis | May 8, 2012 9:04:48 AM


  10. Equal Marriage should not to be voted on. It is not a "right" for the majority to vote on the rights of a minority.

    The whole premise is unconstitutional.

    Posted by: Tim Salyers | May 8, 2012 1:27:51 PM


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