Conservative radio host Michael Medved said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that no state has ever banned gay marriage and any claim to the contrary is “a liberal lie.”
“There has never been a state in this country that has ever banned gay marriage,” Medved said during a panel titled “Can Libertarians and Social Conservatives Ever Get Along?” after another panelist referenced historical discrimination against LGBT couples. “That is a liberal lie.”
To be clear: 30 states have banned same-sex marriage in their state constitution, usually by legally defining marriage as between a man and a woman, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
His logic is to assert that the language states use in their definition of marriage as of it being between two people of the opposite sex; it never says that two people of the same sex can’t get married.
This is the same logic used by racists to defend bans against interracial marriage: sure black and white people can get married; they just can’t marry each other.
Instead of taking a stand for what he really believes — that marriage equality is wrong — he weasels his way out of having to defend the indefensible. What a coward.