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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Breaks the Internet With This Marriage Joke

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Breaks the Internet With This Marriage Joke

Elizabeth Warren has an easy quip if anyone challenges support of marriage equality.

At a CNN/Human Rights Campaign Town Hall on LGBTQ issues, HRC Chair Morgan Cox asked the Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate she would respond to a supporter who said, “I’m old-fashioned and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.”

Her response: “I'm going to assume it is a guy who said that. And I'm going to say, 'Well, then just marry one woman. I'm cool with that.'”

Then after a second, she finished off, “Assuming you can find one.”

The last bite inspired huge applause at the event, held in Los Angeles and hosting nine Democratic candidates for president.

The deadpan comeback proved to be one of the breakout moments of the evening, inspiring stand-alone articles in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Daily Beast, among others.

The moment won plenty of commentary online and in pundit world.

Of course, the other moment getting tremendous attention was when Warren paraphrased a line from the children’s song “Jesus Loves the Little Children.”

“They are yellow, black, and white. They are precious in his sight. Jesus loves all the children of the world,” she sang. “That was the basis of the faith I grew up in."

The use of the dated term yellow to apparently describe Asian children had many crying foul and noting many modern versions of the song omit the term. Notably, the original line mentions children “red, brown, yellow, black, and white.”

 

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