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Gay Marriage Is 'The Issue of Our Day,' Says VP Joe Biden
Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2013 | Katherine Webber

Posted on 09/17/2013 9:03:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden recently reiterated his support for same-sex marriage at an annual fundraising event for Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), calling same-sex marriage the "issue of our day."

While speaking at Harkin's annual steak–fry fundraiser in Indianola, Iowa on Sunday, Biden told the crowd of Harkin supporters: "A lot of people criticized me for speaking out, not long ago, about gay marriage. I could not remain silent any more."

Biden was referencing a 2012 "Meet the Press" interview with host David Gregory, when the vice president said he is "absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women" are entitled to the same legal status and benefits as heterosexual couples.

"It's time we stopped talking. It's the civil rights of our day. It's the issue of our day," Biden said Sunday to a response of applause and cheers from the crowd.

"That's why the president eliminated DOMA, Don't Ask, Dont' Tell. That's why he came out against this notion that somehow marriage cannot be recognized in one state and denied in another. And when it comes to the rights of - you know the president's phrase, and I'll paraphrase this slightly - that everybody in America should have the dignity to choose who they love and marry who they choose. He believes that but not just because it's a human right because it's all about treating everyone with dignity," Biden added.

Biden was one of the first officials of the Obama administration to come out in support of same-sex marriage when he announced his support in the May 2012 "Meet the Press" interview. Shortly after, President Barack Obama told ABC News that he too supported same-sex marriage: "At a certain point I've just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."

Critics argued that Biden announced his support for same-sex marriage before Obama to test the public's reaction.

This issue of same-sex marriage is currently being debated in several states in the U.S. In June, the country's Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, awarding same-sex couples the same tax, health and retirement benefits that are available to married heterosexual couples. The court did not address same-sex marriage on a state-by-state level, and therefore individual lawsuits have been filed in several states by pro-gay marriage groups.

New Mexico's Supreme Court will determine once and for all if same-sex marriage is legal in the state after several counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in recent weeks, arguing that because the state does not explicitly forbid same-sex marriage, their actions are legal. Similarly, a Pennsylvania judge recently ordered the county clerk of Montgomery County to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, arguing that he did not have the authority to subvert the state law banning same-sex marriage.

In a separate lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania's 1996 statute banning same-sex marriage, arguing it is unconstitutional. Attorney General Kathleen Kane then announced that she would not be defending the statute in courts because she is pro-gay marriage, passing the responsibility on to the office of Gov. Tom Corbett, who has voiced his opposition for same-sex marriage.

The American Civil Liberties Union has also filed lawsuits in Virginia and North Carolina contesting the state's bans on same-sex marriage. The ACLU said in a July press release that the legal organization's post-DOMA strategy is to have same-sex marriage legalized in as many states as possible through lawsuits contesting gay marriage bans


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexuality; joebiden

1 posted on 09/17/2013 9:03:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought shotguns were the “issue of the day.”


2 posted on 09/17/2013 9:04:30 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind; GeronL

If that is THE issue, then abolish government. There is no more work to be done.


3 posted on 09/17/2013 9:04:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

Treason in arming muzzie jihadis is the issue of the day.


4 posted on 09/17/2013 9:05:06 AM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, after fifteen thousand years of human history, suddenly its the issue of our time.


5 posted on 09/17/2013 9:05:27 AM PDT by marron
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To: SeekAndFind
Is it commerce?

Is it our national defense?

Is it our interstate commerce?

Is it related to our treasury?

If not Uncle Joe, it ain't yo bidness!

6 posted on 09/17/2013 9:06:10 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is Joe trying to head Hillary off at the pass vis a vis gay fundraising for 2016.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 9:06:35 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if Barney Fwank visits Smokin Joe in his million dollar (taxpayer paid) hotel rooms.

If so I bet Fwank plays the woman.


8 posted on 09/17/2013 9:06:37 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: marron

Exactly...butt darts...it all boils down to butt darts...God save us.


9 posted on 09/17/2013 9:06:47 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, of all the issues out there, unemployment, the economy, wars, terrorism, this is the most important issue of our time.

Idiot


10 posted on 09/17/2013 9:07:03 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Gotta keep those gay dollars rolling in to democrat candidates, Eh, Joey?

The issue of the day - I think I found the answer to the question asked by the media after 9/11/2001 ("Why Do They Hate Us?")

11 posted on 09/17/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gay Marriage Is ‘The Issue of Our Day,’ Says VP Joe Biden


In my 59 years I’ve met two couples that it directly affected. And I lived in Seattle!


12 posted on 09/17/2013 9:07:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No...how to eliminate LIBs/DIMs/RINOs is the “issue of the day”.


13 posted on 09/17/2013 9:08:03 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind

More galactic stupidity from the Kenyan’s wind-up toy.


14 posted on 09/17/2013 9:08:21 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: SeekAndFind

this homosexual crap has got out of hand.

Of all the problems we face, the problems the country faces and this turd talks about turd pushing as if it is the most important issue to us all.

People are not stopping their feces sex, however people are saying no to sham marriage because of the ramifications which come with it like suing people , teaching it in schools, forcing their agenda onto us.

Sadly liberals who have no problem with this sham marriage are dumb and cannot see how changing the family will bring more problems to kids, parents, schools and the courts.


15 posted on 09/17/2013 9:08:25 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

One of N reasons to define Sloe Joe as possibly the dumbest human on the planet - where N is an exponentially increasing number.

Get it through your Obamaholes, gays....most of us don’t give a smelly Obama what you put up your smelly Obamas.

We just don’t want to hear about it.

Get a room.

A soundproofed one.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 9:08:46 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

17 posted on 09/17/2013 9:09:08 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Gay Marriage Is 'The Issue of Our Day,' Says VP Joe Biden

The nation and the world are on the brink of another dark age and this is the sound our vice president makes.

Nothing better sums up this administration and progressive statists, in general.

18 posted on 09/17/2013 9:09:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe it will be the issue that escalates the persecution of Christians. I believe it will shut preachers’ mouths and could cost Christians dearly.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: SeekAndFind

Slow Joe the Homo: the Democrats’ McCain.


20 posted on 09/17/2013 9:11:01 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: skeeter

This is what the left does when they are lost, refer back to their homosexual, contraception, women rights agenda.

Benghazi
wiretaps
secret courts
economy
war with Syria
looking stupid in the world.
fast and furious
attacks on military bases
Islamic terrorism
war in Afghanistan
IRS
DOJ being racist and not enforcing their laws.

feces sex , sham marriage an important issue, what a load of B/S


21 posted on 09/17/2013 9:13:38 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

They must be in trouble when they are forced to repeatedly nail down their base at the risk of alienating the undecideds.


22 posted on 09/17/2013 9:15:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

With all due respect, I hardly think this is “the issue.” There are plenty of other issues that come closer to being “the issue,” among them, how on earth did we wind up with people like him and his boss being in power.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 9:18:51 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“issue of our day.”

Joe is there something you’re not telling?

OUR..Joe..our?


24 posted on 09/17/2013 9:19:02 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: fwdude

Shotgun weddings.


25 posted on 09/17/2013 9:30:03 AM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: SeekAndFind

its all priorities, I guess

the rest of the world has priorities like,
eliminating the Irani nuclear missile threat

but that’s so boring....

let’s go for ‘gay marriage’ instead... much more fun...(?)


26 posted on 09/17/2013 9:45:21 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: SeekAndFind

Joe Biden loves those sodomites!


27 posted on 09/17/2013 9:50:37 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: skeeter

It isn’t about convincing the base, it is about Joe getting money from sodomites for the 2016 campaign.


28 posted on 09/17/2013 9:54:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thats essentially what I’m saying.


29 posted on 09/17/2013 9:56:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Having stupid leaders is the issue of the day.


30 posted on 09/17/2013 9:57:14 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Our loss of freedoms, the brink of nuclear disaster because of buffoonish politics, the horrendous economy are not the issues of the day.

Let’s get on with the important stuff. Let’s find out what people do in private that shouldn’t be brought up in polite conversation.

Maybe we should talk about the really big stuff Joey. Like how high a fire hydrant has to be in Spiral, Oklahoma. Or what time a bar has to close in Ubetcha North Dakota. Or how high off the street headlights need to be in Honyocker Montana. These are the pressing issues that Joe Biden wants us to focus on instead of Benghazi or Obamacare.


31 posted on 09/17/2013 10:16:36 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Madame Dufarge
*More galactic stupidity from the Kenyan’s wind-up toy.*

Biden stands for hours at a time looking at a hole in the ground and a can of Shinola trying to figure out what they are.

32 posted on 09/17/2013 10:18:18 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: PATRIOT1876

Biden: “recreational sex is the issue of the day”

It is bread and circuses. If anything goes there is no need for society to progress. All worship the Model T.


33 posted on 09/17/2013 10:22:53 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: skeeter

Oh. Sorry I misunderstood.


34 posted on 09/17/2013 10:54:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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