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Heckler interrupts Obama at Pride reception to protest deportation of LGBT immigrants

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden, left, and President Barack Obama react after a heckler was removed from the East Room of the White House during remarks at a reception to celebrate LGBT Pride Month, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Washington.
President Barack Obama took on a heckler head-on at an LGBT pride month reception at the White House Wednesday, scolding the protester for being disrespectful in "my house." ...

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Biden: Ireland recognizes fundamental truth that every person is entitled to dignity and respect

Friday, May 29, 2015
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Last weekend, more than 1.2 million Irish voters took a courageous stand for love and family when they overwhelmingly chose marriage equality. ...

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Biden: Court ruling for same-sex marriage as big as Brown v. Board of Education

Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Biden made the remarks during a speech at the OutGiving conference, an annual event for high-dollar LGBT donors. ...

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50 years after Selma, Joe Biden draws parallels between LGBT rights, civil rights

Friday, March 6, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Human Rights Campaign Spring Equity Convention in Washington, Friday, March 6, 2015. Biden said the same human rights that African Americans fought for in Selma, Alabama, are at stake for LGBT rights activists today.
LGBT Americans are fighting for the same rights to equality that African Americans fought for decades ago, says Biden. ...

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Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual convention

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech this week at a convention hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT rights group. ...

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Biden: Protecting LGBT rights must trump national cultures, social traditions

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions. Biden ...

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Biden: There’s no ‘downside’ to an executive order for LGBT protections

Friday, May 2, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- If there's one characteristic of Vice-President Joe Biden that can be counted on, it's his ability to stay one step ahead of the President on matters of LGBT rights. ...

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Biden calls on Congress to pass LGBT inclusive workplace discrimination bill

Sunday, March 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES — Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. ...

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White House appaluds Michael Sam’s coming out: ‘An inspiration to all of us’

Monday, February 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player's decision to announce that he is gay, with President Barack Obama's spokesman, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all portraying him as a courageous ...

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Biden: Whole nation looking to Virginia governor’s race

Monday, November 4, 2013
Jacquelyn Martin, APVice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, right, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Annandale, Va.
ANNANDALE, Va. -- The entire nation is watching the state's election for governor, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday, adding that a critical decision is at stake: whether Virginians choose progress or turn back the clock on women, gays and ...

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