Democratic running mate Joe Biden will appear on lesbian funny lady Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show Monday. And, during their heart-to-heart, the Senator reportedly takes an unequivocal stand against Proposition 8, the ballot measure looking to overturn California’s gay marriage win.
Biden also took some time to slam the initiative during an event in West Hollywood last night, according to Variety:
At the event, Biden told IN Los Angeles magazine journalist Karen Ocamb that he opposes Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage in California. He had just finished taping an episode of The Ellen Show that will air Monday, and expressed his opposition to the measure to host Ellen DeGeneres.
At the vice presidential debate with Sarah Palin, Biden said that he opposes same-sex marriage. Obama holds the same position, but also has said he opposes Proposition 8, citing the fact that it would write a restriction into a state constitution.
Biden plead with the crowd gathered at the $500-per-person fund-raiser at the Pacific Design Center to talk to their friends and family and “make the case for us.”
“There’s a great deal at stake, so my plea to you is, we have less than three weeks to go, so this is the time to focus like we never have before.”
Biden garnered some gay ire this month after being accused of taking too similar a stance as Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin during their debate.
Meanwhile, Ocamb will have a piece up on Bilerico this afternoon. We’ll let you know what she has to say for herself. Something awesome, we’re sure.