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March 9, 2014

'He didn’t come right out and say he was for them'

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan warned that Pope Francis' recent comments about civil unions does not mean the pontiff has decided to change church doctrine.

In a 9 March interview on the NBC News program Meet the Press, Dolan pointed out the pope was asking an open ended question.

March 8, 2014

'Good for him. I would have no sense of judgment on him. God bless ya'

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the leader of the Catholic Church in New York, has nothing but praise for Michael Sam, the gay National Football League draft prospect.

In an interview that will air tomorrow, 9 March, on the NBC show Meet the Press Dolan was asked to respond to Sam's coming out.

May 5, 2013

LGBT ally Brendon Ayanbadejo goes on Meet the Press to discuss the importance of Jason Collins coming out

Brendon Ayanbadejo, a Super Bowl champion and ally to the LGBT community, spoke to the host of the Sunday News program Meet the Press about the significance of basketball player Jason Collins announcement that he's gay.

March 24, 2013

Proposition 8 lawyer David Boies talks legal strategy on Meet the Press

David Boies, attorney for the Proposition 8 case, is confident about next week's Supreme Court oral arguments.

February 24, 2013

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal repeats stand for traditional marriage

On today's (24 February) NBC News program Meet the Press, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal reaffirmed his stance on traditional marriage.

When asked if he agreed with former Utah governor Jon Huntsman that it was time for the GOP to push for marriage rights for gay couples and families, Jindal replied no.

January 13, 2013

Colin Powell  stands up for Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is certain Chuck Hagel will support LGBT troops if he gets to lead the Defense Department.

The retired four-star general was a guest on the Sunday news program Meet the Press. When asked how the Secretary of Defense nominee would handle the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Powell noted the policy was gone. He added Hagel would do what was required to treat gay and lesbian troops like their straight peers.

May 7, 2012

US Vice President said sitcom had 'probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything'

US Vice President Joe Biden has made headlines by saying on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday (6 May) that he supports gay marriage.

What hasn't gotten as much attention is that Biden gave credit to the sitcom Will & Grace for the shifting views of an increasing number of Americans who now favor same-sex unions.

May 6, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden says he supports gay marriage and Obama reelection campaign tries to walk the statement back

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign inadvertently stepped into the gay marriage debate today.

Vice President Joe Biden appeared on NBC's 'Meet the Press' this morning, 6 May, and host David Gregory asked the voluble politician if he was 'comfortable with same-sex marriage now.'