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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 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
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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 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
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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
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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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