President Joe Biden has once again lied about his past — this time while trying to virtue signal to the left by claiming that he had an “epiphany” in high school that caused him to support gay marriage.
During a Monday interview with “The Daily Show” host Kal Penn, the 80-year-old president was asked about his evolving views on gay marriage and how he thinks the federal government could protect LGBT Americans.
Biden responded by claiming that he “can remember exactly where [his] epiphany was,” and launching into another one of his stories about a past event that likely never happened — this time describing something he supposedly witnessed while his father dropped him off when he was a high school senior.
“I remember about to get out of the car and I look to my right and two well-dressed men in suits kissed each other. … And I’ll never forget it, I turned and looked at my dad and he said, ‘Joey, it’s simple. They love each other,’” the president claimed.
“It’s just that simple, it doesn’t matter whether it’s same-sex or a heterosexual couple, you should be able to be married,” Biden added. “So what is the problem?”
Biden: “I can remember exactly when my epiphany [on supporting gay marriage] was … I was a senior in high school. And my dad was dropping me off and I remember I was about to get out of the car and I looked to my right and two well-dressed men in suits kissed each other." pic.twitter.com/0aHlUQ7ghJ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 14, 2023
The problem with this story is that Biden has made numerous comments over the years since his high school days about being opposed to same-sex marriage.
In 1973, roughly 12 years after Biden graduated high school, he told his Delaware constituents that his “gut reaction” to a question about homosexuals working for the federal government was that they would be “security risks.”
In 1996, then-Senator Biden (D-DE) voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act — which defined marriage as being between a man and a woman, and declared that states were not required to recognize gay marriages performed in another state.
Two years earlier, Biden voted in favor of a measure proposed by Sens. Robert Smith (R-NH) and Jesse Helms (R-NC) that would cut federal funds for schools that taught acceptance of homosexuality.
In a 2006 appearance on “Meet the Press,” Biden was asked about President George W. Bush pushing Congress to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment banning same-sex marriage across the country.
“We already have a law, the Defense of Marriage Act,” Biden said at the time. “We’ve all voted.”
“Look, marriage is between a man and a woman and states must respect that,” he added. “Nobody’s violated that law, there’s been no challenge to that law. Why do we need a constitutional amendment? Marriage is between a man and a woman.”
NEW: Biden says he had an “epiphany” in high school where he began supporting gay marriage.
For most of his political career, Biden aggressively *opposed* gay marriage.
This man literally lies about everything. pic.twitter.com/THaeFcY2rd
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) March 14, 2023