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ellen and senator john mccain debate gay marriage

this is a must-watch video clip — ellen hands john mccain his head on a plate, logic-wise.

here’s my favorite part:

“Blacks and women did not have the right to vote. I mean, women just got the right to vote in 1920. Blacks didn’t have the right to vote until 1870. And it just feels like there is this old way of thinking that we are not all the same. We are all the same people, all of us. You’re no different than I am. Our love is the same. To me — to me, what it feels like — just, you know, I will speak for myself — it feels — when someone says, ‘You can have a contract, and you’ll still have insurance, and you’ll get all that,’ it sounds to me like saying, ‘Well, you can sit there; you just can’t sit there.’ That’s what it sounds like to me. It feels like — it doesn’t feel inclusive…It feels — it feels isolated. It feels like we are not — you know, we aren’t owed the same things and the same wording.”

and the end of the clip is wonderful as well. go ellen…you rock. i don’t want a frigging contract either.

4 Comments

  1. I so proud of Ellen for doing this interview. I just watched it & thought it was terrific. I like that she said “let’s talk about the elephant in the room” referring gay marriage. Bravo!! For those who are still uncomfortable with this issue check OUT our short produced to educate & defuse the controversy @ http://www.OUTTAKEonline.com

    Posted on 22-May-08 at 11:44 am | Permalink
  2. Sorry for the typo. πŸ™‚ I’m so proud of Ellen for doing this interview. I just watched it & thought it was terrific. I like that she said β€œlet’s talk about the elephant in the room” referring gay marriage. Bravo!! For those who are still uncomfortable with this issue check OUT our short produced to educate & defuse the controversy @ http://www.OUTTAKEonline.com

    Posted on 22-May-08 at 11:58 am | Permalink
  3. As I graciously thank Ellen for being an advocate as she brings many issues to light, I also extend a thank you to John Mc Cain for being one of the most liberal Republicans as he has came closer than most republicans in recognizing the need for some type of union. Although it falls short of equality and recognizing a minority group. We must face the fact the democrats that are running for president are not exactly “for” gay marriage; as it is not politically correct at this point.

    My first choice was Bill Richardson from the start and I wished the race had went somewhat different but it did not; this will leave me voting for the remaining democrat.

    Thank You for brining this interview to my attention and also for your nice blog, as I feel anything less than marriage is not equal rights.

    Posted on 23-May-08 at 5:39 am | Permalink
  4. hi charlotte, kd — thanks for stopping by.

    kd, i agree with you about john mccain: he is one of the more liberal republicans and i started out thinking i could live with him if he won, though it wouldn’t be my absolute preference.

    with recent events though, he seems more and more to be embracing the hard right and evangelical positions. dare i say, a “flip-flopper”? i’d still have to live with him if he won, but i think i’d like it a lot less.

    Posted on 23-May-08 at 5:56 am | Permalink

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