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Bill Maher and Piers Morgan Blast Obama Over Obamacare Rollout: VIDEO

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Obamacare supporters Bill Maher and Piers Morgan lamented the roll-out of Obamacare last night,  discussing a report that emerged yesterday about millions of Americans getting cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare. Maher also ripped Republicans for continuing to try to undo the law.

Says Maher: "I don't think Obama should have lied to people."

Added Morgan: "When I see the president of the United States repeatedly — including at the State of the Union — assuring the American people, look, you want to keep your doctor, you want to keep your plan, you will. And he said it again, and again, and again, now we know the senior members in his very administration knew all along, for three years, that probably at least 50% of all the people that applied, that would not apply to them, they would have to change their plan, that is a bare faced lie. And I speak as somebody that is supporting of Obamacare."

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Dan Savage Plans To 'Keep Inseminating His Husband And Keep His Fingers Crossed' For A Baby: VIDEO

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Dan Savage stopped by Real Time with Bill Maher yesterday to discuss a bevvy of issues that comprise what Maher called this year's big "surge for 'gay.'" Referencing his article, "I Can Die Now," Savage spoke about the very real financial penalties, vulnerabilities and persecutions that gay couples face on a daily basis. He explained that for fifteen years he lived in constant fear of the huge burden his husband and son would face should he die, leaving exorbitant inheritance taxes not unlike those incurred by Edie Windsor. It was only when the Supreme Court ruled section 3 of DOMA to be unconstitutional that Savage felt a massive weight lifted off his shoulders.

The conversation, which in typical Real Time fashion, covered a broad swath of issues, next touched on Savage's adoption of his now fifteen year old son. At the implication that he and his husband could not biologically have a baby without some outside help, Savage remarked, "I'm always telling people who say two men can't make a baby, anything is possible for God. I'm going to keep inseminating my husband and keep my fingers crossed."

Watch Savage shine and make sure to tune in around the 2:46 mark as he shares his plans for procreation while Grover Norquist glares disapprovingly in the distance AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bill Maher: 'Marijuana is the New Gay Marriage' - VIDEO

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Bill Maher called marijuana legalization a civil rights issue and compared it to gay marriage in his show on Friday night, in a segment that called out Obama for hypocrisy on pot policies.

Said Maher:

And finally, New Rule: pot is the new gay marriage. And by that, I mean it's the next obvious civil rights issue that needs to fall.

Now, if I asked you, what has been the biggest change in American society over the past 20 years, what would you say? Instagram? Coconut water? Crocs? All important, but no. It's that a generation ago, the closest thing to gay marriage was Liza Minnelli and David Gest.

In 1988, only 10% of Americans approved of gay marriage. Today, that figure's almost 60%. So what happened? What made gay marriage so normal, so quickly? Now, sure, part of it was Dancing With the Stars. But mostly, it was because gays simply demanded it. They didn't care that gay marriage wasn't popular, they put it on the agenda, and they made it popular. The same way they made every woman in America want to wear giant bug-eyed sunglasses...

...Gay barriers fell when Americans realized gays were their neighbors, their friends, their family members, their co-workers. Certainly, that must also be true of potheads. We all know at least one.

In fact, I bet there is one pothead that you all know. Oh, not any more, but here he is back in high school with his stoner posse, the Choom Gang posing with a cake that I’m guessing didn’t last long. And it makes me curious why he “evolved” so much on gay marriage, but has actually escalated the war on pot. At the Correspondents’ dinner he joked, “I remember when Buzzfeed was something that I did in college around 2 AM,” which killed in the room, but perhaps not so funny to all the young lives ruined for doing the same thing he did back in Honolulu.

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Bill Maher Slams 'Mean-Spirited Opponents of Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Bill Maher appeared on Jimmy Kimmel last night and discussed the recent marriage equality arguments before the Supreme Court as well as recent remarks from the Georgia GOP Chairwoman that gay marriage is unnatural and it's all about a "free ride for fraudsters" (meaning straight people pretending to be gay to get the benefits).

Said Maher: "It just goes to show you how bankrupt all these arguments are against gay marriage."

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Former McCain Aide Steve Schmidt Tells Bill Maher GOP Can't Attract Cutting Edge Workers Because They're Anti-Gay: VIDEO

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Former McCain aide Steve Schmidt told a apanel on Bill Maher which included California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom that the GOP lags in its tech and internet capability because it can't attract young, cutting edge workers. Why? They don't want to work for a bigoted party.

Said Schmidt.

"If you look at your first guest on talking about brilliant young people in computers who understand all this stuff [and] be at the cutting edge, it's difficult to make the case to work for a political party that wants to discriminate against their friend who happens to be gay. So we have an enormous problem because of some of our issues in the Republican party that are so out of step whether its with regard to women, gays, the anti-immigrant rhetoric, and it makes it difficult to attract the best and the brightest in this space."

The panel then moved on to CPAC and its rejection of Chris Christie, and Schmidt got thanks from Newsom for signing on to the GOP SCOTUS amicus brief.

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