Sen. and Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden is traveling California and speaking out against the bill that would render thousands of legal marriages null and void — and keep GLBT seen under law as second-class citizens. Biden, a Roman Catholic, can’t wrap his brain around actual marriage equality yet (shame on him for thta), but even he can’t stomach seeing discrimination inscribed into civil law. Yeah Joe! See his “Ellen” appearance next Monday.
Democratic vice presidential hopeful Sen. Joseph Biden has appeared on an episode of Ellen to oppose California’s proposed constitutional gay marriage ban. The Senator also appeared at a fundraiser at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center Thursday night, at which he repeated his opposition to the measure to about 600 attendees as he stumped for the Obama/Biden ticket.
Biden doesn’t support civil marriage in name for same-sex couples, as he said at the October 2 vice presidential debate, but the Obama/Biden ticket is running on a platform which includes equal benefits for gays on every level of government. The campaign also backs legislation such as the Uniting American Families Act, which would allow sponsorship of a same-sex spouse for immigration into the United States, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
via PageOneQ: Biden slams California’s anti-gay marriage amendment