Two top officials within the Obama Administration threw their support behind same-sex marriage over the weekend. First on Sunday – Vice President Joe Biden said he is “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex couples receiving the same rights and benefits as traditional married couples. That makes Vice President Biden the highest ranking American official to ever back same-sex marriage.
And then this morning – Education Secretary Arne Duncan also endorsed same-sex marriage. In Congress – Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has called for marriage equality to be added to the Democratic Party’s platform, but President Obama says his views on the issue are “still evolving.”
Whether the President jumps on board or not – it’s pretty clear that the momentum for equal rights for all Americans – regardless of their sexual orientation – is getting stronger.