Skip to comments.Biden sees 'inevitability' for gay marriage
Posted on 12/24/2010 8:05:23 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Biden sees 'inevitability' for gay marriage By Russell Berman - 12/24/10 10:02 AM ET
Vice President Joseph Biden said in a television interview Friday that theres an inevitability for a national consensus on gay marriage.
The vice president, who backs civil unions but not same-sex marriage, weighed in on the issue two days after President Obama acknowledged his position was evolving.
I think the country's evolving, Biden said in the interview with ABC News. His comments were not the first time he has suggested the country would eventually accept and support gay marriage. Asked in a 2007 appearance on NBCs Meet the Press if gay marriage was inevitable, Biden replied that it probably is.
In the wide-ranging Christmas Eve interview on ABC, Biden also stood by his previous assertion that U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan by 2014 come hell or high water.
The White House had clarified that remark, but Biden said Friday he was absolutely confident that the U.S. combat mission would be complete in three years, comparing the process of gradually withdrawing troops from Afghanistan to the war in Iraq, where the military declared an end to combat operations earlier this year.
The vice president did say, however, that the U.S. might retain open bases in Bagram and Kandahar beyond 2014 as part of a train-and-assist mission.
I think there's equally a prospect that they'll remain open as closed, Biden said. But we're not going to be there with 100-- my generic point was there're not going to be 140,000 ISAF forces, International Security Forces, in Afghanistan by the year 2014.
On taxes, Biden reiterated the Obama administrations call to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy after 2012, when they will expire after the extension the president negotiated in his compromise with Republicans. Yet Biden conceded that nothings a guarantee.
Biden also revealed the top of his Christmas gift list: He asked for a golf club - a two-wood, to be exact.
Will it be that Catholic Chaplains are not to be allowed to preach sermons that castigate and condemn the sins of sodomy, etc.?
That's REAL democracy in action, you see?
That is what I thought... but you put it to words. So thank you for that and have a great Christmas.
We WON’T evolve towards the gay way, because they don’t reproduce! Evolution toward the gay way can only proceed via UNNATURAL causes.
Obama is not even a fellow AMERICAN!
The ability of chaplains to operate according to their faith, billeting issues, housing, the blood supply; there are a myriad of issues left unaddressed but my guess is they’ll all be resolved to the detriment of military readiness.
Let’s pass a law legitimizing marriage between a man and his flock of sheep. It’s inevitable anyway.