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WATCH: Jon Stewart Eats 'Hate Cake' to Mock Texas Lawmakers

WATCH: Jon Stewart Eats 'Hate Cake' to Mock Texas Lawmakers

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In Monday night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart openly criticizes the antigay laws in Texas -- with a slice of cake.

In typical fashion, Jon Stewart used his political humor to criticize the Texas lawmakers who held a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of a statewide ban on same-sex marriage.

On Monday night's episode of The Daily Show, Stewart went into a lengthy segment that showcased and critiqued the 13 U.S. states with bans on marriage equality still standing. While some conservative states -- like Alabama and Arkansas -- still have long ways to go before embracing legal equality for their LGBT citizens, the state with the longest record of anti-equality roadblocks is Texas, Stewart argued.

Last month, several prominent Republican politicians (including the lieutenant governor) and right-wing group Texas Values hosted "Texas Faith and Family Day" at the state capital, which included a public "cake-cutting" ceremony to celebrate a decade-old amendment to the state's constitution that bans marriage equality.

Taking a page from the recipe book of antigay Texas politicians, Stewart openly mocked the celebration in Monday's episode with a piece of his very own "hate cake."

"This is the best hate cake I've ever had!" Stewart exclaimed. "It's so good! It tastes like moldy Bibles and the tears of the decent."

Stewart went on to highlight just a fragment of state's recent onslaught of anti-LGBT legislation, pointing to Rep. Tony Tinderholt's filing of a complaint against Judge David Wahlberg after he issued a marriage license to a lesbian couple in February.

Watch Stewart's latest spot-on rant:

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