Arne Duncan's support of marriage equality draws praise from advocates, ratchets up pressure on Obama

Politico 44 (Politico)
May 7, 2012

Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday came out in support of legalizing marriage equality, drawing praise from gay-rights advocates and racheting up the pressure even more on President Barack Obama who has refused to publicly embrace marriage for same-sex couples.

Duncan's comments follow remarks by Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday that he is "absolutely comfortable" with marriage equality, a stance his office immediately sought to walk back, saying Biden's views are still "evolving" like the president's.