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'The Daily Show' Celebrates the Defeat of DOMA: VIDEO


The Daily Show's John Oliver celebrates the benefits now being afforded to same-sex couples, Samantha Bee goes over the details of the SCOTUS ruling on DOMA, and Jason Jones and Al Madrigal get married in a 1980's stereotype.



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  1. who knew Al has such nice legs!

    Posted by: anon | Jun 27, 2013 8:50:20 AM

  2. I'd marry Jason Jones this minute......

    Posted by: busytimmy | Jun 27, 2013 10:02:27 AM

  3. The Daily Show need to hire some queer writers and stop trying to have it both ways. On the one hand, they explicitly position themselves as straight allies. On the other hand, they do these little queerbaiting/gay panic bits which play on absurd stereotypes.

    Posted by: AG | Jun 27, 2013 2:26:07 PM

  4. Thanks, AG. I agree with your comment about the show trying to have it both ways. Their approach is meant to be ironical (e.g., they're in on how stereotypical their main gag is and, in essence, above that sort of thing), but the skit only works to reproduce the (very dated) stereotype.

    Posted by: TK | Jun 27, 2013 11:20:31 PM

  5. AG, do you actually know the orientation of the Daily Show's current writing staff? They have a large writing staff who don't appear on camera during the show, and they've definitely had some gay comedians working there before. And most out gay male comedians I'm aware of play on gay stereotypes as part of their humor.

    It's a political satire show. The republicans scare monger about gay rights and make absurd doomsday predictions about a future where gays have been granted more equal rights. In pieces like this the Daily Show is mocking the absurdity of that scare mongering and those predictions.

    Posted by: Greg | Jun 28, 2013 2:36:42 AM

  6. Well said Greg!

    Posted by: John | Jul 4, 2013 2:14:06 AM

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