Vice President Joe Biden isn’t the only one in the Obama administration who’s “comfortable” with gay marriage. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan also voiced his support for same sex marriage after he was asked about the widespread discussion of Mr. Biden’s remarks on Morning Joe this morning.
“Yes, I do,” Mr. Duncan said unequivocally.
MSNBC reporter Mark Halperin, who asked the question, inquired as to whether Mr. Duncan had ever publicly expressed his position on the issue before.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever been asked publicly,” Mr. Duncan said.
Mr. Biden’s and Mr. Duncan’s remarks on same sex marriage are bieng characterized by many as a departure from the president’s policies on gay marriage. However, Team Obama quickly to downplay the significance of the remarks. Senior campaign advisor David Axelrod described Mr. Biden’s comments as “entirely consistent with the president’s positions” on the issue during a conference call with reporters this morning.
Watch a video of Mr. Duncan’s appearance on Morning Joe below.