Bill Maher's Graphic Redefinition of Marriage at the Supreme Court

By Sunnivie Brydum

Originally published on Advocate.com March 28 2013 4:35 PM ET

The liberal host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher took to Twitter to respond to this week's Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Responding to the debates in court over whether a couple's ability to procreate established that couple's legal right to marry, Maher had characteristically snarky, biting retorts. 

"Listening to [the] Supremes on whether marriage is a magic word earned only [by] ejaculating in a vagina," tweeted Maher on Wednesday, when the Supreme Court was hearing U.S. v. Windsor, a challenge to Section 3 of DOMA, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing legally married same-sex couples. 

Maher elaborated later Wednesday night, suggesting new distinctions within the "classic" institution of marriage.


Listening to Supremes on whether Marriage is a magic word earned only be ejaculating in a vagina...jeez! How bout we call it Gay Narriage?

— Bill Maher (@billmaher) March 28, 2013

...or even better:"Marriage" applies to straight, gay, circus animals, whatever - and oldschool man-woman marriage is now "Marriage Classic"

— Bill Maher (@billmaher) March 28, 2013