Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (IL) has selected Senator Joe Biden (DE) to be his vice-presidential pick.
Let's take a closer look at where Senator Biden stands on LGBT issues.
*Supports repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy that bars gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
"Our allies -- the British, the French, all our major allies -- gays openly serve. I don't know the last time an American soldier said to a backup from a Brit, "Hey, by the way, let me check. Are you gay? Are you straight?" This is ridiculous."
*Supports civil unions between same-sex couples.
"Well, I think it probably is because social mores change. But I don't think the government can dictate the definition of marriage to religious institutions. But government does have an obligation to guarantee that every individual is free of discrimination. And there's a distinction. I think government should not be able to dictate to religions the definition of marriage, but on a civil side, government has the obligation to strip away every vestige of discrimination as to what individuals are able to do in terms of their personal conduct."
*Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.
*In favor of same-sex couples adoption rights.
*Voted YES to add sexual orientation to list of hate crimes.
*Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation.
*Voted for the Defense of Marriage Act. (Current position on that piece of legislation unknown)
*Not in attendance at historic "Visible Vote '08" LOGO's LGBT Presidential Forum
Senator Joe Biden receives a 78% rating from the Human Rights Campaign indicating a pro-gay rights voting record.
Fore more info on where the campaign lies on LGBT issues:
Obama's Stance on LGBT Issues
Obama Pride Video Collage