Joe Biden officially runs for presidency

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The candidate launched his long-rumored campaign for President on Aril 25, and several polls have already named him as a potential leader of the Democratic primaries. And his LGBT rights records did not play the last role in it, we think. Serving as vice president of the United States between 2008 and 2016, Biden earned a reputation as a solid supporter of LGBT+ rights, advocating for equal rights in the US and around the world. Biden was credited with forcing Barack Obama’s hand on same-sex marriage in 2012, by backing equality in a TV interview while the president was still officially ‘evolving’ on the issue. Biden is believed to be one of those who influenced the then-president’s decision to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide and to ban anti-LGBT workplace discrimination. White House staffers Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie asked Biden to preside over their wedding ceremony at his Washington, DC residence and he happily obliged, obtaining a temporary certificate from the District of Columbia in order to perform the wedding.

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