Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, blasted Vice President Joe Biden on Monday for claiming same sex couples should have the same rights as opposite sex couples.
“It’s always hard to know what Vice President Biden is doing whenever he speaks,” Brown said. “He could be launching a trial balloon, or he could just be being Biden with his foot in his mouth again. Whether he realizes it or not, Biden is declaring war on those 30 states in America that have adopted constitutional amendments defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”
NOM was formed in 2007 to pass Proposition 8 in California, a constitutional amendment to prohibit same sex marriage.
“What Joe Biden wants—genderless marriage that kowtows to the demands of gay couples—cannot exist alongside traditional marriage,” Brown added. “Only one definition of marriage can exist.”
On Sunday, Biden said he was “absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women 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.”
Biden added that he didn’t know if President Barack Obama would support full same sex marriage rights in his second term.
With prior reporting by David Edwards