Vice President Joe Biden says America is evolving on gay marriage and that the institution is “inevitable”

Appearing Friday on ABC's morning talk show Good Morning America, Biden compared gay marriage to the issue of gay and bisexual troops serving openly in the military.

“Well, I think the country is evolving,” Biden told George Stephanopoulos, “I think there is an inevitability for a national consensus on gay marriage. That is my view.”

“I remember the first time he met with the Join Chiefs – I was with him. He said, 'Gentlemen, I want you to prepare now. I want to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' And so he prepared the ground so that it is as 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,” he added.

President Obama recently made similar comments. In a Wednesday interview before he signed repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the president told gay glossy The Advocate that he strongly backs civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, and that he continues to “wrestle” with marriage.