What a bummer for Obama. Biden got the glory from liberals for his views on same-sex marriage.
"Suddenly it was Biden being showered with accolades by liberals for his bold stance on gay right issues, not Obama, the president responsible for pushing through the repeal of the military's ban on openly gay service members and ordering the government to stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act."
It's not that Biden necessarily "evolved" faster than Obama. But he spoke out sooner.
"What few people outside of Obama's inner circle of six or seven close aides knew at the time was that the president had, in fact, finished that evolution months earlier and was waiting for a suitable opportunity to inform the public of his views."
Only a few people knew Obama supported monogender marriage? More like everybody knew Obama favored segregating genders in marriage--the question was, would he announce it before or after the November election?