A year after President Barack Obama
endorsed gay marriage, Vice President Joe Biden says the president
backed his surprise nod.
“I think sames-sex couples should be
able to get married,” Obama said in an on-camera interview just
days after Biden had announced his support on Meet The Press.
endorses gay marriage.)
In an interview with Rolling Stone,
Biden said that he declared his support because he “couldn't be
quiet about it anymore.”
“Remember, I got criticized for
saying I support gay marriage,” Biden said. “I just decided I
couldn't be quiet about it anymore, and everybody was stunned that
that's where the public is. And I'm not stunned; it's where the
public's been for a while. Talk to any of your kids, for God's
The vice president has previously said
that he apologized to Obama for pushing the issue before the
election, but in the Rolling Stone interview, Biden said that
the president didn't criticize him.
“I got blowback from everybody but
the president,” Biden said. “I walked in that Monday, he had a
big grin on his face, he put his arms around me and said, 'Well, Joe,
God love you, you say what you think.' I knew he agreed with me. It
wasn't like he was in a different place.”