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Biden sees 'inevitability' for gay marriage
The Hill ^

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 “there’s 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 NBC’s “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 administration’s 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 “nothing’s a guarantee.”

Biden also revealed the top of his Christmas gift list: He asked for a golf club - a two-wood, to be exact.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commies; homosexualagenda; marriage
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To: soycd
I was also thinking today about military chaplains and how DADT repeal could affect them. For example, the Catholic faith position on homosexuality will not change.

Will it be that Catholic Chaplains are not to be allowed to preach sermons that castigate and condemn the sins of sodomy, etc.?

41 posted on 12/24/2010 12:52:56 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Nick Danger
Oh thats no problem. Gay marriage is so obviously right and proper and moral, dont you know. The dim people just havent gotten round to seeing it yet. But that's ok, we just keep holding vote after vote, referendum after referendum, until we get the RIGHT result for us.

That's REAL democracy in action, you see?

42 posted on 12/24/2010 2:09:42 PM PST by Vanders9
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To: DBeers
With homosexual marriage we see government place itself over both God and society. Not good.

That is what I thought... but you put it to words. So thank you for that and have a great Christmas.

43 posted on 12/24/2010 2:33:28 PM PST by John123 (Requiem for Euroland...)
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To: Sub-Driver

We WON’T evolve towards the gay way, because they don’t reproduce! Evolution toward the gay way can only proceed via UNNATURAL causes.

44 posted on 12/24/2010 2:48:31 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: sport

Obama is not even a fellow AMERICAN!

45 posted on 12/24/2010 2:50:29 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: vox_freedom

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.

46 posted on 12/24/2010 4:14:52 PM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: VRW Conspirator


47 posted on 12/25/2010 6:48:58 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s pass a law legitimizing marriage between a man and his flock of sheep. It’s inevitable anyway.

48 posted on 12/26/2010 11:01:53 AM PST by Inwoodian
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