Skip to comments.CNN Anchor Gets In Explosive Personal Battle With Conservative Over 'Legality' Of Gay Marriage
Posted on 03/25/2013 2:48:36 PM PDT by Nachum
3/25/13 - On Monday, a debate on CNN over the issues headed to the Supreme Court this week relating to the constitutionality of prohibitions on same-sex marriage and the right of same-sex couples to receive the same federal benefits as straight couples exploded. Heritage Foundation scholar Ryan Anderson got into a heated and tense exchange with CNN anchor Don Lemon after he asserted that there are no laws currently on the books that make gay marriage "illegal." Lemon resented Anderson's assertion, calling it "absurd."
"Just to clarify, the issue here is not legality," Anderson began, "so, in all 50 states, there is nothing illegal about same-sex marriage."
"Hang on," Lemon interjected. "You said same-sex marriage is not -- is not illegal?"
"When something is illegal, it's criminal to engage in that activity," Anderson clarified.
The two engaged in crosstalk before Lemon insisted that, as the anchor of his program, he can interrupt any guest as often as he likes. "It is illegal -- gay people don't have the same rights," Lemon insisted.
"It's not illegal," Anderson countered. "When something is illegal you can go to jail for doing it."
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What a great argument. I have always stated that this is all about money and nothing else.
I am so effing tired of this social issues agenda, pro gay marriage, pro abortion, free birth control, etc. The one and ONLY thing we should be talking about is the economy. The narrative is all controlled by the White House and the treasonous media and we are falling for it hook line and sinker.
The minute they ram gay marriage through our throats they will go after encouraging massive child adoptions by gays, all to prevent us from talking about what really matters which is the ECONOMY.
Good point. The sodomites can do whatever they want and call it whatever they want--WE as a society don't have to endorse it or celebrate it...which is EXACTLY what pro-sodomite clowns like Don Lemon want to force upon us.
This is exactly how to address it. Gay marriage isn’t illegal and DOMA nor any of the state laws not recognizing SSM marriage make it illegal they only concern the recognition of gay marriage. The gay argument suggests that the state by NOT recognizing nor licensing something is discrimination even though the state does not make that something illegal which is insane and also a very bad precedent.
Most of the hype around gay marriage is just that hype. Gays can get married if they choose to by churches or in private ceremonies fairly easily. What they really want is the right to control the lives of others such as the non biological children of same sex relationships which is a bad idea all the way around. Obtaining state mandated equivalence is just the first step into transforming not just the state but the culture including religion. Already colleges exercise blatent discrimination against conservatives and those who don’t agree on SSM and homosexuality so once it becomes the law of the land you will not be able to escape the gayocratic mandate.
Two members of the same sex cannot be united in holy matrimony. No matter what size strap on they use or how many times they bugger each other.
Hell yes. The enemedia is great at diversionary tactics, aren’t they?
Benghazi, F&F, 0bamacare, Economy, fraud and abuse. Can we have THOSE conversations, please?
That they don't like it, doesn't make it un-equal treatment. Yet, they INSIST otherwise.
First gay marriage, then incest, then bestiality....then pedophilia..
Its not really for them its for those who aren’t gay. See too many have been tricked with a slight of hand to accept outright that non recognition by the state is the same as illegality. It is not and the truth is very many “homosexuals” have availed themselves of heterosexual marriage. I know one in particular who not only was married but had a thing for young co-ed ladies and now has moved on to a young gay man. It is also very common for lesbianism to be incidental where women eventually switch and become exclusively heterosexual and vice versa though it appears the older “gay” women and men get the more likely they are to leave homosexuality which suggests there may be something else at work at least in some cases.
Mitt Romney was a disaster and lost an election that the republicans couldn’t lose, because he was the worst possible choice in social issues, not because of his economics.
OK, then what makes a “child” a “child”. For legal and financial reasons, does a “child” have to come from one of the parents? Does the “child” have to be younger than the parents? We are going to open up a tax and disability nightmare like no one’s ever dreamed of. They will get married and claim their lovers as children. Just watch. It’s about money.
I agree that this will cause legal chaos, but i don’t think that this is about money. It’s about adopting children and, most importantly, normalizing homosexuality. There will be no legal basis for preventing the infusion of sodomy into government school textbooks.
So who wants to normalize homosexuality? The communists who understand that the familiy is the bulwark against the omnipotent State.
That is not very popular in our country anymore.
Great post and it’s right on.
That was weird, what led you to bring up the Bishop’s anti-Christian cult religion?
Why do you call a man who supports abortion, homosexual scout leaders, is a leader in an anti-Christian cult, who supports homosexualizing the military, gun control, is a pathological liar, and who gave America “gay marriage” and who was against the republican pro life party platform, “moral”?
If you call a man who has devoted his political life and a huge amount of his wealth to fighting for those immoral causes, to spread them, create them, make them law, make them universal, then you must be confused about what is moral.
It’s not really about money. It’s about social revolution. Want my list of quotes from homo activists about why they want “gay” marriage? They admit why they want it. To completely change society.
That guy Lemon came out as a faggot a couple of years ago, didn’t he?
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