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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. [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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.

Biden: Whole nation looking to Virginia governor’s race

Monday, November 4, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Biden cancels speech at LGBT event amid government shutdown

Thursday, October 3, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is canceling a speech to an influential gay rights group because of the government shutdown. [ Read more → ]
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Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual gala

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

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

Monday, September 16, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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Boehner: House may consider Senate version of Violence Against Women Act

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Obama, Biden take oaths in private ceremonies, begin second term in office

Sunday, January 20, 2013
In two separate, private ceremonies, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were officially sworn into office, marking the start of their second term in office. [ Read more → ]
Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama appeared at the White House Tuesday night to discuss the fiscal cliff deal.Photo: Michael Key, Washington Blade.

LGBT, AIDS cuts held off two months under ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

Friday, January 4, 2013
The legislative package that Congress passed this week to avert the “fiscal cliff” puts off for only two months devastating across-the-board budget cuts to federal programs — including programs directly relevant to LGBT people and people with HIV/AIDS — putting advocates in the position to continuing fighting for them in the weeks to come. [ Read more → ]
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HRC to take part in White House talks with civic leaders

Friday, November 16, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign is set to take part in a White House meeting as part of a group of 13 civic leaders, the Washington Blade has learned. [ Read more → ]
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Biden: LGBT discrimination the ‘civil rights issue of our time’

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Vice President Joseph Biden apparently called LGBT discrimination the “civil rights issue of our time” before an Obama campaign office in Florida, according to a pool report. [ Read more → ]
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Vice President Joseph BidenWashington Blade file photos by Michael Key.

Biden, Ryan offer contrasting views on role of faith

Friday, October 12, 2012
The vice presidential candidates sparred during a debate Thursday over issues ranging from foreign affairs to the economy, and took very different views on the role their faith plays in their duties as public officials. [ Read more → ]
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Biden: LGBT advocates ‘are freeing the soul of the American people’

Monday, August 27, 2012
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday credited gay rights advocates for advancing the “civil rights of every straight American." [ Read more → ]
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U.S. House approves Violence Against Women Act without LGBT protections

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to approve the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), but unlike the LGBT-inclusive Senate version, the House bill failed to address discrimination faced by LGBT victims of domestic violence. [ Read more → ]
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Biden releases the marriage genie

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
President Obama and Vice President Biden are an amusing study in contrasts. Obama is deliberate, contemplative and takes his time to evaluate an issue or problem before venturing a solution. Biden, meanwhile, wears his heart on his sleeve and frequently finds himself in trouble for talking out of turn. So it was on Sunday, when Biden appeared to endorse marriage equality during an interview on “Meet the Press.” [ Read more → ]
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Axelrod: Biden’s views on marriage ‘consistent’ with Obama’s

Monday, May 7, 2012
The Obama campaign maintains the views Vice President Joe Biden expressed on marriage equality were “entirely consistent” with the president position’s on the issue because both Obama and Biden believe married gay couples shouldn’t be denied the rights enjoyed by straight couples. [ Read more → ]
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Joe Biden: ‘I am absolutely comfortable’ with same-sex marriage

Sunday, May 6, 2012
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden on Sunday said he he doesn't think that there should be any legal barriers to same sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Vice-President Joe Biden calls booing of gay soldier ‘reprehensible’

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday called it "reprehensible" when audience members at a Republican presidential debate last week booed a gay soldier. [ Read more → ]
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Tony Perkins calls ‘It Gets Better Project’ White House videos ‘disgusting’

Friday, August 19, 2011
In a plea to raise more money and further spread propaganda to degrade and demonize the LGBTQ community, the anti-gay — and certified “hate group” — Family Research Council has taken aim at the Obama White House. [ Read more → ]
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Joe Biden: ‘National consensus’ on gay marriage inevitable (Video)

Saturday, December 25, 2010
Vice President Joe Biden, appearing Friday on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," compared the nation's changing views on gay marriage to changes in the military's acceptance of gays and lesbians serving openly. [ Read more → ]
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Vice-President Joe Biden lends his voice to the ‘It Gets Better’ project

Friday, November 19, 2010
The White House this week released Vice-President Joe Biden's contribution to the national anti-bullying video campaign, "It gets better," in the ongoing effort to quell the number of LGBTQ youth and young adult suicides. [ Read more → ]
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