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Vice President Joe Biden to Equality Florida leaders: Gay rights 'the civil rights issue of my day'

From Equality Florida:

Here's a quick exchange between Vice President Joe Biden and Equality Florida Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer. Christopher, Stratton's husband, greeted the President, First Lady, VP and Dr. Biden first making a point to tell them they've been together for 19 years.

"Fortunately for me, my husband did the talking last night, thanking them for their integrity, and for supporting our family, and then pointing me out to them as his Husband of 19 years. And watching their reactions, their smiles brightening, first Obama, and then Michelle, as they reached through the crowd to shake my hand, their expressions warmly acknowledging our family, I knew our world has changed.

And before I could think to say more than "thank you," they had moved on. But I recovered in time to greet Vice President Biden and as I shook his hand and said, "Thank you for being out front on marriage equality."

And he flashed back that famous broad grin and said, "It's the civil rights issue of my day. I won't stand by."

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