Keith Olbermann's case for gay marriage

"This is, corny as it seems, not about politics or religion or power or lobbying. It is about love"


Emma Mustich
June 24, 2011 11:25PM (UTC)

President Obama may not have made a firm commitment to marriage equality in his speech to a New York City fundraiser Thursday night -- but on his new Current TV show, Keith Olbermann certainly did. Here's an excerpt from Olbermann's "special comment:"

[Gay marriage] won't destroy the democracy; it doesn't destroy the family; it strengthens the institution of marriage and its principal premise of fidelity; and it increases the number of people living in stable and loving homes. ... This is, corny as it seems, not about politics or religion or power or lobbying. It is about love. In a time of impermanence and fly-by-night relationships these people over here want the same chance at permanence and happiness that is already yours. They don’t want to deny you yours. They don’t want to take anything away from you. They want what you want: a chance to be a little less alone in the world. And your acceptance of their love turns out to be your own expression of love to your fellow human beings.

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