The Vice President of the United States of America has endorsed same-sex marriage.
When asked whether he was comfortable with gay marriage now on the May 6, 2012 episode of NBC’s Meet the Press, Vice President Joe Biden revealed:
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: I– I– look, I am vice president of the United States of America. The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don’t see much of a distinction– beyond that.
DAVID GREGORY: In a second term, will this administration come out behind same-sex marriage, the institution of marriage?
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Well, I– I– I can’t speak to that. I– I– I– I don’t know the answer to that.
According to ABC News, Biden added that he wasn’t sure if he’d be interested in running in 2016, with or without Hillary Clinton. But he’s locked into the 2012 ticket.
“There’s no way out,” he said. “I mean, they’ve already printed Obama-Biden.”
Other guests on Sunday’s Meet the Press were Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Diane Swonk Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial, NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw, and Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd.
The full transcript from this episode is available here.