Jon Stewart and Mike Huckabee debate marriage

Huckabee was on The Daily Show last night with his new book, "Do the Right Thing." Stewart asked why extending the benefits of marriage to all people wasn't doing the right thing. Watch it all (7 minutes). One choice quote from Stewart: "Religion is far more of a choice than homosexuality, and the protections that we have for religion -- we protect religion. And talk about a lifestyle choice, that is absolutely a choice. Gay people do not choose to be gay. At what age did you choose to NOT be gay?"

In related news, New Jersey's "Civil Union Review Commission concluded that the state's two-year-old civil union law doesn't do enough to give gay couples the same protections as heterosexual married couples." (link)

Comments (1)

I {heart} Jon Stewart.

I also love how he wasn't playing this for laughs (though there were some of those, too). He genuinely HURTS on behalf of all those LGBTs that he (evidently) knows. What a mensch!

JC Fisher

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