Jon Stewart slams Florida's outrageous intolerance of same-sex marriage

And, you know, for being Florida

By Sarah Gray

Published January 14, 2015 2:39PM (EST)

 Jon Stewart   (Comedy Central)
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Last night Jon Stewart incessantly mocked the state of Florida. In addition to pointing out Florida's share of odd news stories, and cockroach eating contests, Stewart slammed the "Sunshine State" for a recent display of LGBTQ intolerance.

After same-sex marriage became legal in Florida, several counties shut down their entire operation of courthouse marriages -- gay or straight.

"Florida," Stewart stated. "You don't get to judge others when your state motto is 'If Darwin was right we wouldn't be here.'"


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