Back in October 2008, when he was Senator of Delaware and the Democrat Vice presidential candidate, Joe Biden nor his running mate at the top of the presidential ticket — then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama — supported gay marriage, according to a CNN video.
He was asked on the network: “Senator, do you support gay marriage?”
Biden then responded: “No. Barrack Obama nor I support redefining from a civil side what constitutes marriage. We do not support that.”
CNS News also noted that in May 2012, when Joe Biden was the Vice President, he supported same-sex marriage. Three days after Biden’s announcement, President Obama also echoed Biden in his support for gay marriage.
Back in May 6, 2016, Biden went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and said: “I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marring, are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And, quite frankly, I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that.”
Then on ABC News on May 9, 2012, Obama said: “I’ve been going through an evolution on this issue. I’ve always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. … At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”
Indeed, the Democrat Party used to be sensible on certain social issues. Back then, gay marriage was a decision left up to the states where more socially liberal states would adopt it and conservative states could reject it as they pleased.
However, with the Supreme Court decision in 2015 that effectively legalized gay marriage and shove it down the states’ throats, public administration has expanded greatly into people’s private lives.
This goes to show how relentless the cultural Left is.
They are constantly pushing for social transformations and are willing to play the long game to do so. Politicians from both parties used to oppose the nationalization of gay marriage, but now it is almost verboten to voice your opposition to it thanks to decades of relentless pressure from the homosexual lobby.
Liberty conservatives should take note of this when trying to launch political projects that scale back government overreach.