Biden: I’m ‘absolutely Comfortable’ With Gay Couples Having Same Rights As Straight Couples

Joe Biden

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Vice President Biden on Sunday appeared to go further than he has in the past in expressing support for same-sex marriage.
In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Biden described himself as “absolutely comfortable” with gay couples having the same rights as straight couples.

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