Stephen Colbert got right to the heart of the matter! He totally called out the Supreme Court justices who voted against same-sex marriage during his show. Watch the clip here.
You can always rely on Stephen Colbert, 51, for some satirical wit, and this must-see video slamming the Supreme Court justices who voted AGAINST same-sex marriage is just hilarious. Colbert shakes his finger at the four dissenting justices who said ‘No’ to gay-marriage, as he runs through the pros and cons regarding marriage equality. If you weren’t #TeamColbert already, you will be now.
In the clip, Colbert starts off his message by addressing the landmark decision. “I’m here to say ‘Congratulations gays,’ you now have the right to marry in all 50 states,” Colbert says. “So if you’re a homosexual and living in North Dakota, all your problems are solved.”
The video, which is humorously titled “June Is a Lovely Time for a Wedding,” then starts to aim its sights towards those justices. “Of course not everyone is celebrating,” Colbert continues. “My condolences to gays with commitment issues who are asking their partner ‘if we can please talk about this when I get home from work today.’ Also unhappy: Four of the nine Supreme Court justices.”
“Scalia also took issue with the majority’s view that marriage is about free expression, grumbling ‘Expression, sure enough, is a freedom, but anyone in a long-lasting marriage will attest that that happy state constricts, rather than expands, what one can prudently say,'” Colbert says, reading the Supreme Court decision. “Which is both a fiery dissent and the world’s longest Lockhorns comic.”
Colbert then signs off, wishing viewers a happy Pride Weekend, with this perfectly summed-up thought. “It’s a historic day for gay people of all stripes, not that all gay people have stripes, I just know it’s a popular motif this time of year,” he quipped.
History Is Made
History was made June 26 when the The Supreme Court issued a ruling supporting same-sex marriage. In a vote of 5-4, the Court decided that states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex marriages from out of state!
Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion on the case, stating “the court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them.” Chief Justice Roberts wrote the dissenting the opinion, arguing that the Supreme Court is “not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us. Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be.”
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— Jon Boon