Warren Leaves Crowd in Stitches After Firing off a Witty Response to Those Opposed to LGBTQ Marriage

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2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) brought some laughter to the stage as she took on a CNN town hall on topics surrounding the LGBTQ community.

The network held a town hall on Thursday evening in Los Angeles with nine of the presidential contenders who are vying for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 election.

During Warren’s time on stage, the 2020 hopeful was asked by an audience member about those who have an “old fashioned” view on marriage – between one man and one woman — and how she responds to it with the LGBTQ community.

Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors Chair Morgan Cox asked Warren, “A supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I’m old fashioned and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.’ What is your response?”

“I’m going to assume it is a guy who said that,” Warren responded, adding, “And I’m going to say, ‘Well, then just marry one woman. I’m cool with that.'”

“Assuming you can find one,” Warren added, causing the audience members to burst out in laughter.

Watch Warren’s remarks below:

Warren continued to recall a song she used to sing during her childhood at church about how everyone is the same:

“They are yellow, black and white. They are precious in his sight. Jesus loves all the children of the world. […] That was the basis of the faith that I grew up in. It truly is about the preciousness of each and every life. It is about the worth of every human being. […] I think the whole foundation is the worth of every single human being. I get people may make decisions for themselves that are different than the decisions other people make. But, by golly, those are decisions about you. They are not decisions that tell other people what they can and cannot do.”

As IJR previously reported, during the town hall, Warren also shared that she believes U.S. taxpayers should fund gender reassignment surgeries for prison inmates.

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James
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Maybe Chief Spreading Bull should look for a job as a comic in Las Vegas although I doubt she’d be hired there either.

General Confusion
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“Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors Chair Morgan Cox asked Warren” Article

So I am a little confused by Mr Cox AND by Warren.

For whom was he asking this question, himself or someone else? Warren starts off by replying indirectly to this hypothetical “guy”, but retorts to Mr Cox using “you”.

I am also thinking that Mr Cox believed that he was asking some sort of gotcha question. How did THAT work out on the nation’s stage, huh?

Phyllis Softa
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I don’t see the response as “witty” as much as it is common sense. NO ONE has ever asked a straight person to marry someone of the same sex. If you are gay and your religious beliefs do not recognize marriage equality, don’t get married—but don’t marry someone of the opposite sex if you don’t love them. That would only result in BOTH of you being miserable.

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