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How President Biden's Views On LGBTQ Rights Have Evolved Over His Political Career09:42
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Pride flags decorate Christopher Park on June 22, 2020 in New York City. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Pride flags decorate Christopher Park on June 22, 2020 in New York City. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

President Biden's position on LGBTQ rights has evolved over the course of his political career.

In 2012, as vice president, he became the highest-ranking Democrat to come out in support of marriage equality, a position that helped influence President Barack Obama to do the same.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Sasha Issenberg, author of the new book "The Engagement: America's Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage," which details Biden's stance on LGBTQ rights.

This segment aired on June 9, 2021.

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