Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the Human Rights Campaign yesterday and spoke passionately about gay issues, but also joked about the views of Republican presidential candidates.
Vice President Joe Biden is nearing a decision on whether to run for president, and it could come as early as within the next seven to 10 days, according to three people familiar with his deliberations.
Vice President Biden said Saturday night that he supported the Equality Act, legislation that would add explicit protections for gays and lesbians to existing civil rights laws, and said action should also be taken to protect gay and lesbian immigrants. Jill Biden, has said that should the vice president launch a bid for the Oval Office, “of course” she would “be on board”.
“We become more of what America was meant to be”, Biden said.
“They have said that they would conduct this review with a bias in favor of changing this policy“, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said after the review was announced over the summer. “All Americans are qualified to serve, should be able to serve”.
“I’m running for president to stand up for the fundamental rights of LGBT Americans”, Clinton said.
Vice President Joe Biden speaks during Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, Saturday, October 3, 2015.