Vice President Biden credits Jewish leaders for legalization of gay marriageBy Mason White 2:36 PM May 28, 2013
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By: Ryan Lee Hall
The Vice President of the United States praised Jewish leaders for their role in the fight towards legalizing gay marriage in the United States.
The Jewish leaders in the media are largely responsible for the acceptance of gay marriage in the United States, Vice President Biden said Tuesday.
“I think what affects the movements in the United States, which affects our attitudes in the United States are both culture and the arts as anything else,” he said at a Democratic National Committee reception for Jewish American Heritage Month. He cited social media and the comedy “Will & Grace”, giving much of the credit to Jews for both.
“I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether in Hollywood or social media is a consequence of the Jewish leaders in the industry,” he said. “The influence is immense, and by the way, is for good,” he also said.
The vice president also praised the Jewish contributions to science, immigration reform, the civil rights movement, the arts, law and feminism.
“I think you underestimate the impact it has had on the development of this nation,” he said. “We are a great country because of the contributions and especially because of the Jewish heritage and the values that we have,” he said.
“While it is definitely nice to hear that the Vice president appreciates the Jewish role in the United States, I think there are more important things to praise Jews besides the legalization of gay marriage,” Rose Finkel, 40, of Baltimore, Maryland told YourJewishNews.com after hearing Biden’s praises.
The praise for Jews was so abundant that some said it was worrisome, considering that white supremacists are already taking Biden’s speech as evidence of a secret Jewish conspiracy.