• Biden: Entire GOP Field Is Homophobic

    Vice President Joe Biden pledged his full support for gay and transgender equality Saturday while suggesting Republican and other White House candidates are “homophobes.”

    “There’s still those shrill voices in the national political arena trying to undo what has finally been done,” Biden said during his keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington. “But the American people have moved so far beyond them.”

    “Look, there are some homophobes still left,” he continued to laughter and applause. “Most of them are running for president I think.”

    Biden, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, also threw his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban.

    His speech followed a morning address by front-running Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton who warned hundreds of activists and others in attendance about the potential danger of electing Ben Carson or other GOP candidates.

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