During a campaign stop in Ohio, Vice
President Joe Biden assured a lesbian couple that they would be able
to marry someday.
Accompanied by his sister, Valerie, and
longtime friend Ted Strickland, Ohio's last Democratic governor,
Biden toured the state by car last weekend.
At a stop in Portsmouth, he told the
crowd: “This is kind of like coming home. I feel really
comfortable here. I've been here a lot – and I plan on coming back
Biden hit at Republican presidential
candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan,
during his two-day swing across southern Ohio.
In Chillicothe he dropped in at the
local Obama for America office, where Cathy Pool, 48, told the vice
president that she could not marry her partner of nearly 25 years,
“It's going to happen,” Biden
assured the women.
Pool, a nurse, told the AP
that Biden's words “meant everything in the world to me.”
“It's nice to be acknowledged,” she