Joe Biden made an awkward reference to a "gay servant" while speaking at an event hosted by a Seattle LGBT lawyer, a report said Sunday.
The president's hopeful referred to the public's mood on gay rights during the course of his career on Saturday when he made the bone-headed commentary, according to CNN.
Biden noticed that five years ago, if someone in a business meeting in Seattle "had fun with a gay servant", people would have let it go.  This led to a reaction from the crowd, including a person shouting: "Not in Seattle!"
Biden continued to say that if a person made a homophobic joke in 201
Former Vice President also spoke of his visit to the historic Stonewall Inn earlier this month.
"Think of the incredible, physical, moral courage it took to stand up and fight back," said Biden about the Stonewall riots, which took place 50 years ago this weekend and helped spark gay rights movement .