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

Politico 44 (Politico)
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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.