Biden May Give Gay Marriage an "Inevitable" Boost
Joe Biden rarely says anything worth repeating. In the short time that the Obama administration has been in place, it’s often been easy to forget that he is even a living, breathing part of the government. Truthfully, there’s no way to place blame for something like that. If anyone were to spend any of what precious time they do have giving Biden any thought, he or she might end up curled in a ball at the end of the bed sucking a thumb and humming the scary part of “Dueling Banjos.”
However, Biden has recently made a prediction that many folks would dearly love to see become a reality, and it’s the first time in months that it’s proved to be an actual, practical forecast. Seeing the DADT bill repealed in what was an unprecedented display of political courage, the next unavoidable hurdle in the same arena is the subject of gay marriage. Per ABC News, Joe Biden is claiming that “the country is evolving,” and that, after putting DADT behind us, the “next effort is going to be to deal with so-called DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act]". In concert with the country, Biden is also stating that his position regarding gay marriage is also “evolving.”
Somebody needs to jump on the metaphorical podium and shout, “It’s about damn time!” California had it right the first time, and then they chose to pull Proposition 8 out of their bag o’ bills and let the public screw things up. For a brief period of time, it seemed that an air of open-mindedness would cut a swath through the general overhang of smog, but it was short-lived, and there was nary a politician within throwing distance that appeared to be willing to fight the good fight. Now, suddenly Biden is speaking of “inevitable” changes, despite the fact that Obama is said to still be struggling with giving gays the right to marry, and a grownup society.
It was plainly obvious that the gay marriage issue would be pushed to the forefront once DADT was fully repealed. Strategically speaking, however, this is probably the best possible time that the ban on gay marriage could come into question. Until DADT, the Obama Administration had done little but disappoint the gay community, despite Obama’s promises of “change” along the campaign trail. Now that tangible forward progress has been made, it’s a good time to examine some of the other areas that clearly matter most to the gay and lesbian community, and put some additional plans into action to support Biden’s statements that we are indeed “evolving.”Continued on the next page