Judgment Gay

  • Aired:  06/26/13
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Samantha Bee analyzes the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act decision, and Jason Jones and Al Madrigal get gay married. (5:12)

>> John: WELCOME TO THE DAILY

SHOW.

I AM JOHN OLIVER.

STILL HERE.

I AM STILL HERE.

IN FOR JON STEWART WHO IS TAKING

THE SUMMER OFF TO FOLLOW HIS

DREAM AND WORK AS A NEWS MODEL

FOR THE PROGRAM AT RUTGERS.

VERY SEXY.

LOVELY LIGHT IN THAT ROOM.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT DOCUMENTARY

FILM MAKER JOSH FOX IS HERE.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

VERY GOOD.

BUT LET'S GET STRAIGHT INTO IT

WITH THIS MORNING'S HISTORIC

NEWS.

>> BREAKING NEWS FROM THE

SUPREME COURT.

DOMA, THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE

ACT, RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

>> PROP-THE JUSTICES RULED 5-4

THAT OPPONENTS OF SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE IN CALIFORNIA DO NOT

HAVE THE GROUNDS TO SUE WHICH

CLEARS THE WAY FOR GAY MARRIAGE

IN THAT STATE.

>> John: YES.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

♪ MEN AND MEN AND WOMEN AND

WOMEN ♪♪

WE DID IT!

WE DID IT.

WELL, TECHNICALLY THE SUPREME

COURT DID IT.

BUT WE WATCHED.

WE WATCHED.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

WE WATCHED THEM DO IT.

THIS MORNING THE SUPREME COURT

STRUCK DOWN BOTH THE DEFENSE OF

MARRIAGE ACT AND CALIFORNIA'S

PROP-8 AMENDMENT.

A HUGELY EXCITING DAY AND NOT

JUST ON THE STEPS OF THE COURT.

>> THE CAPITOL DISTRICT

HISTORICALLY GAY NEIGHBORHOOD

HERE IN SAN FRANCISCO IS

PREPARING FOR A HUGE CELEBRATION

BRINGING IN MUSIC AND DJs AND

CLOSING THE STREETS DOWN.

>> John: AS IT'S KNOWN IN THE

CASTRO DISTRICT, WEDNESDAY.

I GUARANTEE YOU, THERE WILL BE

PEOPLE THERE TONIGHT WHO AREN'T

SURE IF THEY'RE CELEBRATING

PROP-8 BEING REPEALED OR ENRIQUE

AGETTING BACK FROM HIS TRIP.

TODAY'S RULING WASN'T JUST A

SYMBOLIC AFFIRMATION OF GAY

PEOPLE'S DIGNITY.

IT ALSO BRINGS CONCRETE RESULTS.

>> THEY ARE ENTITLED TO FILE

JOINT TAX, FEDERAL TAX RETURNS.

THEY ARE ENTITLED TO SOCIAL

SECURITY SURVIVORS BENEFITS.

THEY ARE ENTITLED TO BE INFORMED

WHEN THEIR SPOUSES ARE KILLED IN

ACTION.

>> John: FOR TOO LONG ONLY

STRAIGHT DUMBALS HAVE BEEN ABLE

TOEN I DO PAYING THEIR TAXES AND

LEARNING THAT THEIR SPOUSE HAS

BEEN KILLED.

NO MORE.

YOU'RE WELCOME, GAY COUPLES.

YOU ARE WELCOME.

WE HAVE FULL TEAM COVERAGE

TONIGHT.

FIRST IS A MAPT A BEE LIVE

OUTSIDE THE SUPREME COURT.

SAM, THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT

WAS STRUCK DOWN IN A 5-4

DECISION.

WITH JUSTICE SCALIA WRITING A

BLISTERING DEFENSE.

>> YES.

BIG SURPRISE.

SCALIA WASN'T HAPPY.

HE FIRMLY BELIEVES THAT IT IS

INAPPROPRIATE AND ARROGANT FOR

THE COURT TO STRIKE DOWN A

DECADES-OLD CONGRESSIONAL LAW.

>> John: DIDN'T HE JUST HELP

OVERTURN THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT

OF 1965 LITERALLY YESTERDAY?

>> Reporter: WELL, LIKE I SAID,

THIS IS A FIRMLY HELD BELIEF OF

SCALIA THAT HE HAS HELD FOR

APPROXIMATELY 36 HOURS NOW.

>> John: TO BE FAIR.

HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF

MINUTES.

>> Reporter: IN HIS DEFENSE,

THERE IS A SUBSTANTIVE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO

CASES.

IF YOU'LL PERMIT ME LEGALESE,

JOHN.

HE DID NOT LIKE THE VOTING

RIGHTS ACT SO HE RULED AGAINST

IT.

BUT HE DID LIKE DOMA SO HE RULED

FOR IT.

IT'S WHAT LAWYERS CALL THE

PRINCIPLE OF (WHINING).

>> John: THANK YOU.

FOR A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE WE GO

LIVE TO AL MAD GAL.

AL, THIS RULING IS NOW JUST 12

YEARS OLD.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

I'M SORRY.

WHERE ARE YOU?

>> WHERE AM I?

WHERE ARE YOU?

YOU HEARD THE SUPREME COURT,

JOHN.

EVERYONE HAS TO GET GAY MARRIED.

>> John: THAT IS NOT WHAT THE

SUPREME COURT RULED.

>> YES, IT IS.

HAVEN'T YOU BEEN LISTENING TO

CONSERVATIVES?

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE IS DEAD.

EVERYONE HAS TO GET GAY MARRIED

EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY OR

OBAMA'S THUGS TAKE YOU TO JAIL.

>> John: NONE OF THAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

>> Reporter: JOHN, I CAN'T TAKE

THAT RISK.

I HAVE A WIFE AND KIDS.

SO CONFUSED.

WHERE IS MY FINANCEE?

>> John: AL, AL.

THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IS

WAITING.

LET'S GO.

AND WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

THAT SHORTS ARE WAY TOO LONG.

I MEAN, WE DON'T HAVE OUR ROLER

SKATES ON YET.

>> John: ARE YOU GUYS GETTING

MARRIED IN A 1980 STEREOTYPE?

>> SHUT UP.

WE'RE NEW TO THIS.

COME ON.

LET'S GO, SUGAR TITS.

>> DON'T TALK TO ME LIKE THAT IN

FRONT OF PEOPLE.

>> HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH THE

ATTITUDE.

THIS IS A [BLEEP] NIGHTMARE.

>> John: CONGRATULATIONS YOU

TWO.

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