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Biden says he is 'absolutely comfortable' with same-sex marriage
"It is a simple proposition: Who do you love?" Joe Biden said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
May 7th, 2012
09:43 AM ET

Biden says he is 'absolutely comfortable' with same-sex marriage

By Jessica Yellin, CNN Chief White House correspondent

(CNN) – As a ballot initiative to ban same sex-marriage comes to a vote in North Carolina this week, Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he was "absolutely comfortable" with the idea of same-gender marriage.

"I just think that the good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this is all about, it is a simple proposition: Who do you love? Who do you love? And will you be loyal to the person who love?" Biden said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

While he did not touch on the North Carolina initiative, his comments were consistent with his message on the controversial issue in general. He added, however, that it's the president, not he, who sets the administration's policy.

President Barack Obama, who once opposed same-sex marriage, has taken the official position that his views on the issue are "evolving." He says at fundraisers that there is much work do be done, leading many supporters in the LGBT community to believe that he would support same-sex marriage in a second term.

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Analysis: Women pivotal in campaign 2012
Jessica Yellin says to women, "Expect to hear a lot more of the my-policy-is-better-than-yours."
April 12th, 2012
11:10 AM ET

Analysis: Women pivotal in campaign 2012

By Jessica Yellin, CNN Chief White House Correspondent

(CNN) – Ladies have seen their share of political attention this season, and they may have men – specifically white men – to thank.

Recent polling shows President Barack Obama with a double-digit lead over Romney among women voters, an edge which some Democrats attribute to a GOP "war on women."

Obama and expected Republican nominee Mitt Romney have each been appealing to women voters, with the president's re-election campaign looking at a ceiling of support among white males.

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