Vice President Joe Biden has reiterated his support for gay
Biden first endorsed gay marriage last year during an appearance
on NBC's Meet the Press, telling host David Gregory that he is
“absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women
marrying women,” but added, “The president sets the policy.”
Two days later, President Barack Obama became the first sitting
president to endorse marriage equality.
endorses gay marriage.)
“A lot of people criticized me for speaking out, not long ago,
about gay marriage,” Biden told those attending an annual steak-fry
fundraiser on Sunday hosted by Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat from
Iowa. “It's the civil rights of our day. It's the issue of our
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Biden said that
he declared his support because he “couldn't be quiet about it
anymore” and added 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