The White House's revisionist history on Biden's gay marriage stance
Before President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act, the White House played footage of the Meet the Press interview in which he first came out in favor of same-sex marriage.
Biden referenced the television appearance in his own remarks at the signing ceremony. “Ten years ago, I got into trouble,” he said. He was vice president at the time, and he had endorsed gay marriage before then-President Barack Obama.
The White House did not play any footage of another Biden Meet the Press interview from 2006. “Marriage is between a man and a woman, and states must respect that,” he said.