President Obama has confirmed that Vice President Biden's comments forced him to move up his timetable on announcing support of gay marriage.
Obama told ABC's Good Morning America that he had planned to discuss the issue just before the Democratic convention in early September, but things changed over the weekend when the vice president announced he was "very comfortable" with same-sex marriage.
Biden "probably got out a little bit over his skis, but out of generosity of spirit," Obama told Robin Roberts shortly after making his own announcement on ABC.
While the president seemed somewhat irritated with his veep, Obama added: "All's well that ends well."
Obama also told Good Morning America that actual decisions to legalize gay marriage should remain with the states, which are "arriving at different conclusions at different times."
"I think that's a healthy process and a healthy debate," Obama said.
Also: "This debate is taking place at a local level. And I think the whole country is evolving and changing. And, you know, one of the things that I'd like to see is that a conversation continue in a respectful way."
Thanks Sean for bringing this to my attention. I had not even checked the news today