WH Responds to Gay-Marriage Quote

    Vice President Joe Biden arrives at the Town Hall in Exeter, N.H., Thursday, April 12, 2012.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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    Vice President Joe Biden sent White House staffers into a PR tizzy Sunday after saying on Meet the Press that he was “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage. Biden is known for going off the script, and staffers said that the veep was speaking for himself and not for President Obama. Calculations in the Oval Office on the issue of gay marriage have been slower than many advocates for a more-liberal national policy would like; Obama has said that his views on same-sex marriage are “evolving.” Biden’s candid remarks made him the highest-ranking member of the executive branch to publicly express support for gay marriage.

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