Clinton, in her appearance, said she has been “fighting alongside you and others for equal rights and I’m just getting warmed up”.
BIDEN: No. Barack Obama nor I support redefining from a civil side what constitutes marriage.
“It’s simple”, the vice president said.
Hillary Clinton still has plenty of fans at the influential gay rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign, despite a report that she turned down a chance to be the keynote speaker at the group’s annual gala this weekend in order to appear on Saturday Night Live.
Right now it’s Biden that presents the biggest threat to Clinton.
The country still hasn’t achieved equality, despite a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court giving gays and lesbians the right to marry nationwide, Cook said.
But Biden was one of the chief architects of that very crime bill that Clinton has distanced herself from. They both called for a new focus on transgender rights and working to expand LGBT rights overseas. “We’re moving closer and closer to the animating spirit of America because of all of you, not me, because of all of you”.
Biden also wasn’t alone in coming prepared with barbs directed at the Republican presidential field. It was a reference to the oft-cited criticism that Clinton did not support marriage equality until after a majority of the American public was already polling its support for it. He clearly has no idea what he’s missing.
‘I want to make something clear, I mean this sincerely. “Just for a little while, right?” He said, ‘Joey, they’re in love with each other.
As previously reported, one of the co-founders of HRC, Terrance Bean, 66, has spent the past year dealing with criminal charges of two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and one count of third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor. He has ramped up his interest in the mechanics of the race, and has become more comfortable with a candidacy, several people who have spoken to him say. “Anyway”, he continued. “What was I saying?”
The majority of the American people, have moved beyond that, the vice president argued, before cracking a joke at the expense of Republicans. With Clinton set to testify on Capitol Hill this month, it’s hard to see the e-mail problems going away anytime soon. When an audience member interrupted with a loud shout of you should run, Biden quickly shifted back to a story about his dad.Biden won praise for endorsing gay marriage in 2012 ahead of Obama or Clinton, becoming the highest elected official to support the politically charged issue.
One source said that by the second half of October, Biden will have definitely made up his mind.
But Biden hasn’t yet had cause to be upfront on many of those more controversial issues throughout his political career.
Kirk Stone, from Los Angeles, said Biden’s work during the confirmation of Justice Clarence Thomas cast a shadow over the vice president.
Top on that list: The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord that was just finalized – which Biden lobbied Democratic lawmakers to support.
But Francis Leclair, an entrepreneur from Orange County, California, said his party can’t wrong.
Case in point very well could be the latest from Vice President Joe Biden.