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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland

The Vice President met with Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny in Dublin today. The leaders discussed the strong cultural, personal, and economic connections between the two nations. The leaders reiterated strong support for the United Kingdom's continued membership in the European Union and expressed their sorrow at the murder of Labour Member of Parliament Jo Cox. The leaders noted that the anniversaries of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage and the referendum making gay marriage legal in Ireland demonstrated encouraging progress on LGBT rights. Both leaders reiterated condolences for the heinous act of terror and hate in Orlando.