With the topic of gay marriage ranking high on the list of important issues presidential hopefuls will face this year, Biden and the White House are under attack from Anderson Cooper.
Cooper feels the White House hasn’t made a clear decision on same-sex marriage. Cooper has never been on the same page with Obama and his views after criticizing that the White House was only pandering and taunting supporters.
According to the Huffington Post, when asked if he was now comfortable with same-sex marriage, Biden told host David Gregory, “I am vice president of the United States of America. The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties.”
Cooper disagreed. “The president’s position on gay marriage is anything but precise,” he said. “Mr. Biden said he’s comfortable with the fact same-sex couples are entitled to all the same exact rights, all of the civil rights, all the civil liberties.”
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According to the New Civil Rights Movement, it was believed that Anderson Cooper did not want to come out because as a journalist he was adhering to traditional journalism standards that reporters should never become the story. However, now the topic has turned to Anderson’s own sexuality. Many are begging him to ‘come out of the closet’ and garner more support. Although his sexuality is not the important issue here, now the subject of gay marriage has something else to dance around and distract from the important the attention.
Do you think the White House needs to take a stronger stance on gay marriage? Do you feel Anderson Cooper should reveal his sexuality?