Speaking at the Human Rights Campaign Spring Equality Convention yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden highlighted the progress LGBT rights has made in the political landscape over the last decade using 2016 GOP hopeful Ben Carson as Exhibit A.
"Eight, ten years ago, even two years ago, homophobic statements would have been, if not embraced, not viewed as having generated any political liability. Look what's happening even in quote 'the other party' today. Seriously, don't misread the political trends in history here. Now, every ridiculous assertion from Dr. Carson on….I mean, Jesus, God…think about the universal ridicule."
Earlier this week, Carson earned derisive headlines for asserting to CNN's Chris Cuomo that homosexuality was a choice because people go into prison and "come out gay." He later apologized for the comments, saying "my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues." He also said he wouldn't talk about gay rights moving forward.
Watch the segment and Biden's full speech, AFTER THE JUMP…