The highlight of last night was when Vice President Biden commended the LGBT rights movement for having “demanded the basic American dream” in a speech he said was largely meant as a thank you.
Biden, who is known for having come out for marriage equality even before the president, was his characteristically blunt self.
“It’s close to barbaric,” Biden said of it still being legal to fire someone for being gay or lesbian. “Pass ENDA now,” he demanded of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, calling it “outrageous we’re even debating this.”
Then Biden turned his focus overseas, calling on the United States to lead in the world on human rights.
“The single most basic of all human rights is the right to decide who you love, it is the single basic building block,” he said. Biden knocked those who would disagree. “Hate can never never be defended because it’s a so-called ‘cultural norm.’ I’ve had it up to here with cultural norms.”
You can check out Biden’s entire speech in the video below.
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