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Thomas Roberts Talks to IL State Senator Heather Steans About Upcoming Marriage Equality Vote, Aaron Schock: VIDEO


MSNBC's Thomas Roberts spoke with Illinois State Senator Heather Steans today about the marriage equality bill in Illinois and plans to vote on it on Valentine's Day. He also asks her if she's concerned at all about Rep. Aaron Schock, who opposes same-sex marriage and has expressed an interest in running for governor.


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  1. The clip with Schock was priceless. I would love to see that dickless weasel attempt to run for Governor of Illinois. What fun that would be.

    Posted by: Gigi | Feb 4, 2013 2:00:06 PM

  2. Thomas Roberts should marry himself. He's already married though. He's a poster boy for his perfect anal reality.

    Posted by: GB | Feb 4, 2013 2:09:19 PM

  3. @GB Wtf?

    Posted by: ostracario | Feb 4, 2013 2:24:16 PM

  4. Since Schock doesn't have a vote at the state level and has zero chance of becoming governor, I'm not sure why they even mentioned him. Aside maybe from maybe him look stupid, which would be great if a bit easy.

    Posted by: Paul | Feb 4, 2013 2:33:57 PM

  5. @GB? What are you talking about?

    Posted by: breckroy | Feb 4, 2013 2:35:52 PM

  6. Aaron Schock has zero chance at Governor. He is only elected in that district because it was the gutter district that the Dems gerrymandered the Repubs into. It gave Dems all the surrounding districts.

    Posted by: unruly | Feb 4, 2013 2:41:27 PM

  7. Aaron Schock, the new Charlie Crist or is that the old Charlie Crist.

    Posted by: Belthazar | Feb 4, 2013 2:54:05 PM

  8. The "straight" gay man persona is a prized commodity these days in broadcasting. Witness Cooper, Lemon and Roberts. You really can't tell if they were more interested in The Ravens or Beyonce at the Super Bowl.

    Posted by: Gary | Feb 4, 2013 3:55:13 PM

  9. Nobody needs to be concerned about that pig Aaron Schock. Nobody cares about him. There are 59 people in the Illinois Senate and the House of Rep has 118 memebers, and it will pass regardless of what this pig thinks.

    Posted by: He's a pig | Feb 4, 2013 4:17:06 PM

  10. What was that, Gary? Oh right, you just came to troll the comments thread again, which you do a lot.

    Take your fake concern elsewhere, troll.

    Posted by: MateoM | Feb 4, 2013 4:18:03 PM

  11. I hope marriage equality passes in my home state by Valentine's Day. I hope that other states pass marriage equality before the SCOTUS hears the cases in March.

    Posted by: john patrick | Feb 4, 2013 5:59:18 PM

  12. What is your real name Mateom? If you so in to transparency why use an absurd name. I have the right to say what ever I want. All gays are not the same Control Freak.

    Posted by: Gary | Feb 4, 2013 6:00:53 PM

  13. Wait, Thomas said "LGBT" in regards to the Boy Scouts. L?

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 4, 2013 6:12:32 PM

  14. You're the troll Mateom. Make a point and leave others alone. Don't be a comment bully. One molestation and all this pro Boy Scout talk will be moot. What are the odds?

    Posted by: Edward | Feb 4, 2013 6:31:40 PM

  15. You're the troll Edward.

    Posted by: HUH | Feb 4, 2013 6:39:00 PM

  16. Comments that don't agree are troll? That's Equality in action. Go Fa HUH k yourself.

    Posted by: Edward | Feb 4, 2013 6:45:15 PM

  17. @Randy - I suspect the "L" refers to lesbian moms who want to serve as "den mothers" for their sons' participation in the scouts. Jennifer Tyrrell, a 32-year-old, stay-at-home mother of four, was removed from her post as den master in April because she is a lesbian.

    Posted by: WME | Feb 4, 2013 7:20:57 PM

  18. Quentin Crisp, Oscar Wilde, Roddy McDowell and Paul Lynde said what ever came to mind. Don't kill every gay impulse with your gay Boyscouts and mimic marriages. Whom ever you refer to as trolls may actually be the most clever, fascinating, charming, unique and handsome individuals --- with the sharpest and truest tongues. We're not all clones.

    Posted by: GB | Feb 4, 2013 7:31:29 PM

  19. Certain masculine traits have been prized in most cultures throughout history - like strength, bravery, leadership. In America we focus on what a man's television choices are, their private sex-lives, and whether they use inappropriate abusive language often enough in public. This is apparently what's important about being a man in America 2013. And don't wear anything that looks faggy in public either. The restraints on individuality and creativity are destructive to individuals and society as a whole.

    Posted by: Markt | Feb 5, 2013 9:15:28 AM

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