Elizabeth Warren’s scorching put-down when asked about same-sex marriage is absolutely perfect
It’s official: Democratic co-frontrunner Elizabeth Warren has absolutely no time for homophobes.
Morgan Cox, chair of the Human Rights Campaign board of directors, asked Warren: “A supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I’m old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.’ What is your response?”
Without missing a beat, Warren replied: “Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that.
“And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman.’ I’m cool with that!”
The audience erupted with cheers and laughter, but Elizabeth Warren wasn’t done.
“Assuming you can find one,” she added.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 11, 2019
And her answer to the follow-up question was equally as perfect. CNN moderator Chris Cuomo asked Elizabeth Warren if, having grown up in a conservative household and been Republican by party for many years, she had ever felt differently on same-sex marriage.
Warren replied that she hadn’t, harking back to her Christian upbringing.
“To me it’s about what I learned in the church that I grew up in. First song I can ever remember singing is, ‘They are yellow, black and white. They are precious in his sight, Jesus loves all the children of the world.'”
She continued: “The hatefulness [towards LGBT+ people] frankly always really shocked me, especially for people of faith.
“Because I think the whole foundation is the worth of every single human being, and I get that people may make decisions for themselves that are different from the decisions other people make, but by golly, those are decisions about you. They are not decisions that tell other people what they can and can’t do.”
It was the Democratic equivalent of a mic drop, and queer Twitter had no choice but to stan.
The TIMING. The DELIVERY. The TWINKLE IN HER EYE.
I can’t wait to see Elizabeth Warren wipe the debate stage with Donald Trump’s haystack of a toupee. pic.twitter.com/5Fv6WJLDXP
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) October 11, 2019
That’s my bish!!!! pic.twitter.com/R6GU6Jz13s
— Jamal Cann (@AaronCann) October 11, 2019
— Callapygic (@callapygic) October 11, 2019
— Steven (@somedayboy) October 11, 2019
— kathy (@juilet05) October 11, 2019
this is why i think Elizabeth Warren is the right person
because sometimes the pragmatic choice is also the idealistic choice
— Duke “More Eerie than Spooky” Zero (@B_Sputnik) October 11, 2019
ELIZABETH WARREN TO HOMOPHOBES: pic.twitter.com/mweu2cmjCV
— Paige Scare-ington (@GinnyTrix) October 11, 2019
You flippin’ rocked on this. How lovely to have a politician with a brain and wit and a heart.
— Anne Margaret Daniel (@venetianblonde) October 11, 2019
yes MY president pic.twitter.com/oQWoSn4TwY
— Kevin (@kevinlizon) October 11, 2019
— Casey Callahan (@TheOracle7162) October 11, 2019
You get it. It’s not anyone’s business what people do in their lives, how they create families, how and who they love, as long as it is between consenting adults. I’m sick of people in their self-righteousness, think they have the right to decide who is acceptable or not.
— Jo Nol (@JNol2) October 11, 2019
God give me an ounce of the wisdom, empathy and comic timing of Elizabeth Warren. https://t.co/fokP86mdpI
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) October 11, 2019
The day before, Elizabeth Warren released a wide-ranging LGBT+ rights manifesto that pledges to end the murders of trans women of colour, outlaw conversion therapy and overturn a number of Donald Trump’s anti-LGBT+ policies.
In particular, she vowed to “use every legal tool we have to prohibit the intersecting forms of discrimination that transgender women of colour face everywhere it occurs”.