On Monday, Jon Stewart celebrated the Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal across the country, calling it “truly a moment of joy.”
Of course, not everyone felt the same way about Friday's 5-4 ruling, which arrived the day after Obamacare survived its second Supreme Court challenge in three years. One of the most vocal naysayers was Texas Sen. and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who said the one-two punch of the decisions amounted to “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history.”
“The insurance exchanges remain open, sir, and committed same-sex couples can form lifelong, society-stabilizing, legally recognized bonds,” Stewart said menacingly. “Truly, Voldemort has risen.”
Stewart had some fun with the concern expressed by many pundits that florists and other vendors personally opposed to gay marriage might be forced to provide their services to same-sex couples.
“I am so tired of this old trope, this old stereotype about anti-gay florists,” he said. “Not all florists hate gay people and it’s time we accept that.”
Stewart also took issue with the charges of “judicial activism” lobbed by the court’s dissenting justices and their allies on the right, who, he said, seem to oppose “any decision” made by “unelected judges.”
Take former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who said that a decision made by five “black-robed lawyers” did not reflect “the America that our founding fathers created.”
“Then why did they put that article in the Constitution?” wondered Stewart, who also wasn’t bothered by the possibility raised in Justice Samuel Alito’s dissent that gay marriage opponents will now be viewed as bigots.
“Oh, you mean that like it’s a bad thing?”
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