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Gay Marriage / Biden and Obama / A Discussion #1021507

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 07, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The controversy over what Vice President Joe Biden said about gay marriage that sounded like an endorsement and the position of the administration on it introduced; details given about legal rights. [On Sunday, BIDEN - says he is comfortable with gay marriage and the rights for it.] A statement from White House adviser David Axelrod about the president's position on gay marriage quoted. [December 22, 2010 and October 3, 2011, OBAMA - says his feelings on the issue are evolving.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY†- comments on the president's evolving position.] [CNN's Jessica YELLIN - questions Carney about gay marriage.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live disussion held with White House correspondent Yellin and former adviser to Clinton Richard Socarides about the administration and the gay marriage issue. [YELLIN - says this is a mess of the White House's own making with Obama having a convoluted position on gay marriage; comments on the political realities with some groups not supporting gay marriage.] [SOCARIDES - comments on the president's position so he needs to articulate a leadership position; opposes the political calculations about an issue like this.]

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