By Jessica Yellin, CNN Chief White House correspondent
(CNN) – As a ballot initiative to ban same sex-marriage comes to a vote in North Carolina this week, Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he was “absolutely comfortable” with the idea of same-gender marriage.
“I just think that the good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this is all about, it is a simple proposition: Who do you love? Who do you love? And will you be loyal to the person who love?” Biden said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
While he did not touch on the North Carolina initiative, his comments were consistent with his message on the controversial issue in general. He added, however, that it’s the president, not he, who sets the administration’s policy.
President Barack Obama, who once opposed same-sex marriage, has taken the official position that his views on the issue are “evolving.” He says at fundraisers that there is much work do be done, leading many supporters in the LGBT community to believe that he would support same-sex marriage in a second term.