Stephen Colbert returned to air last night after a week off with a particularly funny and diverse episode, tackling everything from George Will's sartorial hypocrisy to gay rights. The latter segment focused on recent legislation passed in the state of Washington called "Everything But Marriage" which expanded the state's domestic partnership law to offer same-sex couples the same rights as straight married people. This legislation was met with deep dismay by Protect Marriage Washington, an anti-gay marriage group which collected signatures to get a referendum on the ballot to overturn the law, but refuses to produce the list of those who signed the petition to prove its validity to detractors. Enter Stephen Colbert. The host used rhetoric usually reserved to discuss the rights of homosexuals to turn the whole debate on its head and expose the inherent hilarity:. And folks, the gays have no right to out those people.
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Sometimes the CBS attorney would even be present, which to me is just shocking that nothing was done. The employee in question was forced out of vital meetings after complaining, and eventually left the company voluntarily. While we make a lot of jokes, these jokes attributed to me, whether said in rehearsals or production meetings, are being taken out of context and were not said in the way being presented here. The network investigated a complaint for inappropriate language that was received in January , and corrective action was taken. However, since concerned voices are speaking up nearly three years later, additional review is warranted.
When he was diagnosed, doctors gave him 3 to 5 years to live. Speaking with him feels like being exposed to a brief moment of clarity. He speaks slowly, but with an understated confidence and authority. As pastor at Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a position he held for 18 years, Dobson would regularly preach to 5, people or more on Sundays. Back then, Dobson said he looked at himself as a man filled with lessons, proverbs and, most of all, answers.
Last night, the Seattle-based columnist, podcast host and Twitter presence appeared on the Late Show to inject some common sense into the discourse surrounding the issue, explaining to Stephen Colbert how HB2 is nothing but a fear-based measure meant to discriminate against people legislators do not—and do not care to—understand. This is the same stuff—what they're saying about trans people in North Carolina and other states—that they used to say about gay men: that gay men preyed on children, that we lurked in bathrooms, that we recruited. They couldn't tell these lies anymore about gays and lesbians, so they just started telling these lies now about trans people. Part of the reason mainstream culture has embraced gay rights to the degree it has, Savage notes, is the number of public figures who are proudly gay.