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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)

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Clinton and Cupp for 2016!

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Glad to see some Con's coming around to the reality of the new world. Good for Ms. Cupp. Now what about Obamacare?

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Whilst I agree, no one should be forced to like it, or agree, or even perform the ceremonies.

http://www.xandergibb.com/blog/the-real-cost-of-same-sex-marriage

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I don't disagree, they shouldn't be forced. But we shouldn't be forced to empathize with their bigotry.

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I was watching CNN as they spoke to her and as everyone was celebrating. It was great to hear a republican have this open and honest point of view!

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Finally, a Republican who makes sense.

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Bless her. We need more Replublicans like her. 

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That was a very nice thing of her to say. I am glad to hear that at least some standing on the other side of the room, understand what this country really is about.

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Yes I think they will listen or they will become obsolete 

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The social conservatives "Socons" are a mainly represented in the oldest generation and the youth are far more in line with social issues like marriage equality. 

Are you listening Repubs, the old guard is dying and being replaced by more socially liberal youth. You won't survive if you ignore the youth. 

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