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Biden ‘absolutely comfortable’ with same sex marriage

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Vice President Joe Biden in St. Cloud, Minn. Vice President Joe Biden in St. Cloud, Minn.

Vice President Joe Biden says he's "absolutely comfortable" with same sex marriage and says all people are entitled" to equal rights, making him the highest-ranking administration official to come forward in support of marriage equality.

"I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexuals are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights all the civil liberties," Biden said on NBC's Meet The Press.

President Obama does not publicly support gay marriage, but says his views on the issue are evolving.

White House advisers note the administration has already made historic progress, by allowing gay and lesbian members of the military to serve openly.

When asked if President Obama would support same-sex marriage in a second term, said he "can't speak to that."

Several Democrats are pushing for the president to include support for gay marriage in the party's platform, which will be finalized at the Democratic National Convention this summer.

Republican candidate Mitt Romney said in a primary debate that he opposes same sex marriage.

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