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04/19/2007


Suze Orman Destroys Conservative 'Scholar' on Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Didn't have a chance to post this yesterday but it's a must-watch clip.

Heritage Foundation Scholar Ryan Anderson has been making the rounds on media to tout "traditional marriage". The other day I posted a clip in which Anderson was blasted by Don Lemon, who called Anderson's assertions that same-sex marriage is not illegal "absurd."

Tuesday night Anderson appeared on CNN with Piers Morgan and insulted Suze Orman's relationship to her face during a discussion about marriage equality and the Supreme Court.

Anderson complained that SCOTUS was upholding "our constitutional authority to have a debate" on gay marriage, agreed with an assertion by Morgan that he would defend a convicted felon's right to get married over Suze Orman's and then continued with this bull-pucky:

"The primary function that marriage serves in every society is protecting the rights of children. Everything we've discussed so far has been about adult relationships."

Said Orman, who was far more calm and collected than many would have been:

"I feel compassion for you, and I'll tell you why. I know that you believe very strongly what you believe, but I also know that you're very, very uneducated in how it really, really works. And I believe from the bottom of my heart that if you really, really understood why the government does need to get involved, why it does need to be legal on a federal level, if you really understood that, there is no way that you would sit there and say what you are saying right now."

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Suze Orman Speaks out About Gay Marriage Inequality, Demands Federal Recognition: VIDEO

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Suze Orman appeared on CNN today to talk about how lack of federal recognition for their marriages harms gay and lesbian couples financially.

Said Orman:

"How would all the heterosexual couples feel who are married if all of a sudden the wife or the husband knew that upon the death of one of them if they have a certain size estate they're going to lose up to possibly half of that estate? They wouldn't stand for it."

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Suze Orman Previews Weekend Show on Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Suze Orman is doing a Saturday night show on marriage equality and the financial reasons it is so important, at 9 pm ET on CNBC.

Says Orman in a preview of the show.

"Here I sit in front of you. A 61-year-old woman who has been gay my entire life. Who has been in a committed relationship for the past 12 years. And I will die in this relationship a woman who pays more taxes than most, that is a contributing member to the economy in more ways than most, YET, I am not treated equally."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Suze Orman on Same-Sex Marriage, Finance, and the 2012 Election: VIDEO

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Think Progress LGBT posted a clip from yesterday's The View in which she said that to an ordinary person, it probably would make no difference whether Romney or Obama was in the White House, but she votes for Obama as a gay person because he will fight for the things that matter to her financially:

“Obviously, it is no secret that I’m gay. So it is very difficult for me to look at any Republican nominee and go, ‘that’s who I want in office.. My social issue affects my financial issue. And the reason why it affects my financial issue is that if I die, Kathy [Travis] — my partner — is going to lose 50 percent of what I have because we can’t be married."

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Watch: Suze Orman Tells Bullied Gay Teens 'It Gets Better'

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CNBC financial guru Suze Orman speaks to bullied gay teens.

"Just stick with us. People are listening to you. People are supporting you. People want you to be who you are...I am proud that I am a lesbian. I am proud that I am the personal finance expert of the world. I am proud of my accomplishments. But I am proud that I can stand in my truth and I am not afraid to tell anybody who I am."

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #456

EVOLUTION: If atheists ruled the world. All text taken directly from online Christian fundamentalist forums.

SUZE ORMAN: T.R. Knight presents Suze Orman with GLAAD's Vito Russo award for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community in New York. Suze asked those gathered to support corporations that support LGBT rights.

G20 PROTESTS: Police move in on demonstrators at the G20 Summit in London.

RYAN MOATS: The officer who detained Moats in a hospital parking lot to give him a speeding ticket while his mother-in-law died speaks to CBS11.

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