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Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman, and John McCain Sound Off on Same-Sex Marriage: VIDEO

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Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham appeared were interviewed by Piers Morgan last night about the right of gay people to marry.

After comparing same-sex marriage to polygamy, Graham compared the marriage equality debate to the civil war:

Can — can I suggest this? Slavery was outlawed by a Constitutional amendment. Go watch “Lincoln,” a great movie. The people decided. The question for us is who should decide these things? Should it be a handful of judges or should it be the people themselves? And I come out on the side of the people themselves. Different people will look at it differently. But slavery was outlawed by a Constitutional amendment. If you want to propose a Constitutional amendment legalizing same-sex marriage and it passes, that’s the law of the land.

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  1. So pathetic - civil marriage is not a religious marriage.

    Posted by: rjp3 | Dec 12, 2012 10:45:15 AM


  2. Huckleberry Closetcase is a good one to be sounding off.

    Posted by: Butch | Dec 12, 2012 10:48:40 AM


  3. The suggestions Google gives me when I type in "lindsey graham" is "lindsey graham gay", then "lindsey graham angry white men".

    Posted by: William | Dec 12, 2012 10:52:34 AM


  4. The point is, Mr. Graham, is that there is no need to "amend the Constitution"...the Constitution already provides for equal protection under the law. It doesn't say a word about marriage, civil or otherwise. Rights are rights...we don't have to vote on them. That's why they're called "rights." If we all got to vote on things that creep us out, believe me, you wouldn't be around much longer.

    Posted by: Bo | Dec 12, 2012 10:54:06 AM


  5. Three men whose opinions I couldn't care less about.

    Posted by: Erik | Dec 12, 2012 10:55:57 AM


  6. Apparently Huckleberry saw a different version of "Lincoln" than I did, because in the version I saw, it was the legislature that outlawed slavery, not "the people". Slavery was not put to a public vote.

    Piers' comments are spot on regarding our nation being a beacon for freedom and liberty and the absurdity of their argument.

    Posted by: Diver39 | Dec 12, 2012 10:59:00 AM


  7. So if the "people" had chosen not to pass that constitutional amendment, slavery would have been A-OK with Lindsey.

    Posted by: Eric | Dec 12, 2012 11:00:11 AM


  8. Piers missed a grand slam. He should have said, if you all believe in states rights as you are all so eloquently spewing forth, then why don't you all go back to your offices and repeal DOMA. Cause DOMA infringes on state rights. They are hypocrites.

    Posted by: MM | Dec 12, 2012 11:01:49 AM


  9. We're on to you, Lindsey!

    You don't need a constitutional amendment to enact gay marriage. Presumably he means that gay rights are not a constitutional right, but again, you would not need to enact a constitutional amendment. Federal law could accomplish the same thing.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 12, 2012 11:20:14 AM


  10. Lindsey is such a Kapo! LOL! I kinda feel sorry for him because he came of age in a time of complete oppression, however, he still is a complete joke of a human being!

    Posted by: Quest | Dec 12, 2012 11:21:23 AM


  11. I can absolutely assure you that, should there be evidence that a Constitutional Amendment would pass, Graham would be espousing the appropriateness of this question for the judiciary. He is one in a long line of elected bigots who hide behind procedure and tradition to deflect accusations that they are, in fact, brimming with prejudice and hate.

    Posted by: mike8787 | Dec 12, 2012 11:33:12 AM


  12. These guys are all idiots. While McCain can say that marriage law has always been left to the states, he's wrong. Loving v. Virginia was a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down state laws that banned interracial marriage. Would Lindsey Graham say that he doesn't think that a bunch of judges should have had the right to issue that opinion?

    Posted by: PeteP | Dec 12, 2012 11:34:00 AM


  13. Graham is such a tool. In a Constitutional Republic like the US "the people" vote for legislators to decide issues in their stead. Slavery wasn't ended by popular vote. Yet every time a duly elected legislature HAS approved SSM OR it has been approved by judges people like Graham insist that it should be "up to the people," one of the very things our Constitution was designed to PREVENT.

    And not for nothing, but Graham has weapons-grade gay face.

    Posted by: Caliban | Dec 12, 2012 11:35:55 AM


  14. In their argument, they bring up killing people. Following along with this, "a" state should be able to legalize murder ... and our government should not be able to interfere with that state's rights.

    Posted by: newz4i | Dec 12, 2012 11:38:03 AM


  15. Graham is a tool.

    Slavery was explicitly accommodated in the Constitution which is why an amendment was eventually needed to remedy it.

    Marriage is not directly addressed anywhere in Constitution which is why marriage has been understood to be a matter that's addressed and licensed at the state level. And also why no amendment is needed to the Constitution to allow for it.

    Posted by: Leo | Dec 12, 2012 11:45:23 AM


  16. Why are these three always together?

    Lindsie is so arrogant and fake. He never seems to have any genuine feeling about anything, or maybe that once, when he was gushing about and flirting with Justice John Roberts at his confirmation hearing.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Dec 12, 2012 11:45:53 AM


  17. Three old, irrelevant farts being interviewed by a gasbag. Nothing to see, here. Next!

    Posted by: hugo | Dec 12, 2012 11:51:04 AM


  18. Oh, and I think these are prime examples of the folks George Will was referring to over the weekend...

    Posted by: hugo | Dec 12, 2012 11:52:02 AM


  19. I still cannot understand why any one of these old farts, particularly that prissy little closet queen Lindsey Graham, would be opposed to marriage equality. There is just no logical justification for their dismay.

    Posted by: Walt NYC | Dec 12, 2012 11:56:47 AM


  20. As George Will said, these people are dying out and therefore their views will soon be irrelevant

    Posted by: simon | Dec 12, 2012 12:13:37 PM


  21. It's appalling that many of our elected officials don't know or don't understand our history and how our government works. Every one of them made ignorant statements about basic and crucial aspects of our laws. They are either stupid or pretending to be stupid in order to advance their own crusty and bigoted views. Shame on them. They are failures as leaders of our country. The founding fathers would be disgusted.

    Posted by: StillMarriedinCA | Dec 12, 2012 12:15:37 PM


  22. Three idiots came on stage to pontificate their bulls$it!

    Posted by: BRAINS | Dec 12, 2012 12:28:24 PM


  23. So Lindsey's point is that our Congress voted to prohibit slavery, so we also make gay marriage a federal constitutional amendment and see if it passes?

    Not so fast.

    If he really thinks that it was the "right thing" that our Congress got to vote on slavery in the 1800s, then that must mean that they could vote on it again today. Really, Lindsey? You think our Congress has teh right right to enslave half the population today?

    Of course not. Ending slavery was noble, but the way we did it was shameful.

    Basic civil rights should not be up for a vote by the comman man or our elected officials.

    I wish Piers had followed Lindsey's wreckless statement to its logical conclusion.

    Posted by: Patrick | Dec 12, 2012 12:36:27 PM


  24. The mincing, prancing, prissy, precious, long-time bachelor Lindsey Graham is going to be the senior senator from South Carolina, now that Jim DeMint is retiring from the Senate to be a full-time right-wing fundraiser and probable 2016 presidential candidate as president of Heritage. Graham is a political cold sore. Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards once bragged that the only way he'd lose an election was to be caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy. Can we set Lindsey up on a date?

    Posted by: SC David | Dec 12, 2012 12:39:46 PM


  25. Lindsey Graham chows down on Carolinian ham biscuits. which is code for twink @ss.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 12, 2012 1:05:31 PM


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