Back during the 2008 presidential campaign, the idea of allowing gay marriage was one neither Barack Obama nor Joe Biden was willing to embrace. Biden even specifically said he did not support doing anything on the civil side to change the definition of marriage during the 2008 vice-presidential debate.
But could he be coming around?
On Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” co-host George Stephanopoulos asked the vice president about his thoughts on gay marriage now that the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy was repealed.
“You cited earlier, the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ — the president signing that,” Stephanopoulos said. “And in his press conference afterwards, he also dealt with the issue of gay marriage. In his remarkable answer he said it was evolving – it was something in he really struggles with. Where are you on that these days?”
Biden’s revelation: A national consensus on the gay marriage is an evolving inevitability.
“Oh, I think the country’s evolving,” Biden said. “And I think there’s inevitability for a national consensus on gay marriage. That is my view. But this is the president’s policy. But, it is evolving. I think the country’s evolving. I remember, the first time he met with the Joint Chiefs, I was with him. Met and said, ‘Gentlemen, I want you to prepare now. I want to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ So, he prepared the ground so it’s widely accepted as it is today by the military. And I think the same thing is happening across the country, with regard to the issue of marriage.”