On last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert discussed the “troubling” legal concept of “throuplehood.”
“In Massachusetts,” he began, “a lesbian trio claim to be married, calling themselves the world’s first ‘throuple.’”
“Excuse me,” he said, holding his hand to his face. “I just ‘throupled’ a little in my mouth. This is a massive affront to traditional marriage. It’s ‘Adam and Eve,’ not ‘Madam and Eve…and Shelia.”
“Worse, it’s an affront to traditional threesomes, which is a wedge that drives straight couples apart after what was supposed to be a fun birthday present inevitably leads to crying whenever someone hears the name ‘Stacy.’”
“Now,” he continued, “you may ask yourself, why am I reporting on this? Well, because ‘throuplehood’ is clearly an epidemic spreading from Massachusetts to several articles about this happening in Massachusetts.”
“I agree with definitely-not-a-lesbian Todd Starnes,” Colbert said, “who recently Facebooked that ‘When you redefine marriage — it’s anything goes. And with the Washington Times editorial board, who recently editorialized that ‘this was foretold…when the Supreme Court eviscerated authentic marriage last year.”
“Yes,” he said, “three lesbians together was ‘foretold’ by the Supreme Court — and the entire porn industry.”
“For the record, the warnings did not start last year,” Colbert continued. “Antonin Scalia was thinking about three lesbians together way back in 2003 when he dissented in Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down Texas’s anti-sodomy law, saying the ruling ‘called into question…state laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity.’”
“Yes,” he agreed. “It’s a slippery slope: sodomy leads to gay marriage, which leads to ‘throupling,’ which inevitably leads to ‘threestriality,’ ‘five-nication,’ and whatever word they come up with for one dude and ten snakes in a box.”
Watch the entire April 30, 2014 episode of The Colbert Report via Hulu below.
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
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