The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took aim at the federal Defense of Marriage Act on his show Thursday night.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the law, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same sex marriages, on Wednesday.
During the arguments, conservative Justice Antonin Scalia remarked, “If you redefine marriage to include same-sex couples, you must — you must permit adoption by same-sex couples, and there’s – there’s considerable disagreement among — among sociologists as to what the consequences of raising a child in a — in a single-sex family, whether that is harmful to the child or not.”
Stewart clearly wasn’t fond of the question.
“Can I approach the Grinch, ah, the dick, ah, the bench,” he remarked. “Couple of things. One, there isn’t considerable disagreement as to the consequences. The American Academy of Pediatric has studied it, and they say, quote, there is no relationship between parents’ sexual orientation and children’s well-being. Whereas on the opposing side, there is some fucking guy who put out a thoroughly discredited study, or as that is known on the right, conclusive proof.”
“And second of all, if the new standard for recognizing marriage is whether or not the couple would make good parents, you Antonin Scalia should get cable,” Stewart continued. “Because it looks like, if I’m not mistaken, the consequences of heterosexual child-rearing are pretty severe, and those are just the heteros that let people film them.”
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