50 years after Selma, Biden ties gay rights to civil rights

50 years after Selma, Biden ties gay rights to civil rights

Gays and lesbians are fighting for the same equal rights that African-Americans fought for decades ago, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic march in Selma, Alabama.

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