Conservative Pundit Tears Up Watching Gay Couples Celebrate: 'They're Patriots'
Conservative pundit and CNN commentator S.E. Cupp teared up as she made an emotional plea to the Republican party to get behind and support same-sex couples in the wake of the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling.
Cupp tried to hold back tears as she watched footage of gay and lesbian couples celebrating the Court's decision.
From Talking Points Memo:
“It’s hard not to watch that and get emotional," Cupp said of the rolling footage showing couples celebrating the ruling.
“Those people there are not pariahs, they’re patriots,” she continued.
She said the couples were simply looking for "human dignity" and the benefits that are allowed for straight couples under legal marriage.
"I would challenge members of my party to look at the faces on the right hand of your screen, and ask yourself if they deserve the same kind of dignity that the rest of us get to enjoy," Cupp said.
"And so for my party — which I deeply, deeply love — my party really has to reconcile with the fact that we are going to become relics if we don’t get to where these people are," she added.
Watch the clip:
Well stated, Ms. Cupp.
Do you think her party will listen?
(H/T: Talking Points Memo)