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Biden gives commencement address to Yale's graduating class

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:14

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses the graduating class at Yale University, telling the assembly to ''break out of the bubble'' of their own making. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Joe Biden received a warm audience on Sunday (May 17) in New Haven, Connecticut where he was giving the commencement speech to the 2015 graduating class of Yale University. "Intellectual horsepower and tolerance does not make a generation great unless you can break out of the bubble of your own making," Biden advised the students while wearing his dark sunglasses, which he earlier said were part of his "brand". Biden touched on equal rights for the gay and LGBT community in his speech, saying today's college graduates are "among the most tolerant generation in history". "If you sister is the victim of domestic violence, you are violated. If your brother can't marry the man he loves, you are lessened. And if your best friend has to worry about being racially profiled, you live in a circumstance not worthy of us," Biden said to applause. His comments came as the White House on Sunday released a statement from Biden marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. In his statement, the Vice President said LGBT community members "face violence with impunity, mistreatment by police" in too many places around the globe and called universal human rights.

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Biden gives commencement address to Yale's graduating class

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:14