Conservative radio host: It's "a liberal lie" to say some states ban gay marriage

Michael Medved delivers the kind of classic black-is-white argument that makes CPAC such a treat

Published March 7, 2014 8:05PM (EST)

Michael Medved      (CNN)
Michael Medved (CNN)

Speaking during a frequently weird Friday afternoon CPAC panel on whether social conservatives and libertarians can find common cause (spoiler from the last 40-plus years of American politics: yes, they can) right-wing radio host Michael Medved made a real head-scratcher of a statement, claiming it to be "a liberal lie" that dozens of states in the U.S. have banned same-sex marriage.

"There has never been a state in this country that has ever banned gay marriage," Medved authoritatively declared. "That is a liberal lie."

It's not entirely — or, more accurately, remotely — clear what Medved was trying to say. But considering he made his remark on the same day that a CPAC speaker compared the first African-American president in U.S. history to one of history's most infamous segregationists, Medved's remark was, in its way, entirely appropriate.

And just in case you were wondering, here's a list of 30 states that have been hoodwinked by yet another liberal lie.

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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