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

| Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Joe Biden
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 told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that ...

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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
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
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 and inspirational athlete.

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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 the middle class.

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Biden cancels speech at LGBT event amid government shutdown

| Thursday, October 3, 2013
Joe Biden
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is canceling a speech to an influential gay rights group because of the government shutdown.

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Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual gala

| Sunday, September 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner next month.

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Biden at Iowa fundraiser: Marriage equality is ‘the civil rights of our day’

| Monday, September 16, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden speaks during Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry dinner, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Vice-President Joe Biden, speaking at a high profile fundraiser in Iowa on Sunday, took the opportunity to trumpet his own accomplishments, including his support for same-sex marriage that many credit was the catalyst that helped President Barack Obama to finally "evolve" on the issue.

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Biden: Jewish leaders helped change attitudes toward gay marriage

| Wednesday, May 22, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is praising Jewish leaders for helping change American attitudes about gay marriage and other issues.

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Boehner: House may consider Senate version of Violence Against Women Act

| Thursday, February 14, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)AP file photo by J. Scott Applewhite
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that the GOP's House leadership is considering a plan for moving forward with the Violence Against Women Act legislation.

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