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Jon Stewart Looks at the Senate Swing on Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart looks at the wave of lawmakers jumping on the marriage equality train following Senator Rob Portman's announcement, and those who have reaffirmed their opposition.

"It has all the makings of a historic shift in public opinion, and the most boring Gay Pride float ever."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Interesting how many politicians now don't want to be remembered as the Mississippi of civil rights.

    Posted by: StevyD | Mar 28, 2013 1:23:17 PM


  2. And yet, SteveyD, the high(er) number that DO!

    but hey, we still have plebes in politics and on the homefront who look back fondly on scumbags like Jesse Helms.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 28, 2013 1:30:06 PM


  3. In 2008, Gavin Newsom was pilloried when he said that gay marriage was going to happen, "whether you like it or not." That is now the reality that faces the current opponents of equal marriage rights.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Mar 28, 2013 1:42:23 PM


  4. Yay. Excellent segment.

    Posted by: WinnDixie | Mar 28, 2013 1:46:50 PM


  5. It's amazing how quickly the tide is turning in favor of marriage equality...so many people have "come out" in support of it recently, even in more conservative "swing states." However, I guess that there will always be people like Chambliss...

    Posted by: MuscleModelBlog.com | Mar 28, 2013 3:02:00 PM


  6. Too funny--and sad--that (aside from Portman) they're ALL democrats. How surprising.

    Posted by: jim | Mar 28, 2013 8:41:21 PM


  7. I am kinda happy to see so many Democratic Senators coming out in favor of gay marriage. I think it is a tactical mistake to pressure those up for reelection in Red States in 2014 to publicly support gay marriage. It may cost them their Senate seat and turn control of the Senate over to the Republicans. That would man that Obama's last two years in office will make little on no progress on the whole range of progressive issues. If you look at the democratic senators who are retiring and the much larger number of seats they must retain, you can see that keeping the Senate in the hands of the democrats is already going to be EXTREMELY difficult.

    Posted by: andrew | Mar 28, 2013 10:05:49 PM


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