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
“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.