5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 16

1. “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.” Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana are under fir...
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[Video] Vice President Joe Biden endorses same-sex marriage?


On "Meet the Press" this morning, Vice President Joe Biden told host David Gregory he believed gay couples deserve full marriage equality.

Administration officials, however, are slow-stepping what Biden said to say that Biden's intent was to say he and Obama agree on this issue — all loving couples deserve "all the civil rights, all the civil liberties" — whether gay or straight, said progressive political blog Think Progress.

"I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights. All the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that. […]," Biden said this morning.

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McCain debates military gay ban on Meet the Press

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made an appearance on this weekend’s “Meet the Press.” McCain addressed a wide array of issues, including his stance on the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

The senator reiterated his desire to see a completed report from the Pentagon regarding the policy:

You and I have not seen that study.  And this study was directed at how to implement the repeal, not whether the repeal should take place or not.  But, very importantly, we have people like the commandant of the Marine Corps, the three other — all four service chiefs are saying we need a thorough and complete study of the effects — not how to implement a repeal, but the effects on morale and battle effectiveness.