'The Daily Show' host Jon Stewart went after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on gay marriage tonight (video below), reports Mediaite.com.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans the federal government from recognizing same sex marriages.
During the arguments, Justice Scalia said: “If you redefine marriage to include same-sex couples, you must, you must permit adoption by same-sex couples, and there’s, there’s considerable disagreement among, among sociologists as to what the consequences of raising a child in a single-sex family, whether that is harmful to the child or not.”
“Can I approach the Grinch, ah, the dick, ah, the bench,” said Stewart. “Couple of things. One, there isn’t considerable disagreement as to the consequences. The American Academy of Pediatric has studied it, and they say, quote, there is no relationship between parents’ sexual orientation and children’s well-being. Whereas on the opposing side, there is some fucking guy who put out a thoroughly discredited study, or as that is known on the right, conclusive proof.”
“And second of all, if the new standard for recognizing marriage is whether or not the couple would make good parents, you Antonin Scalia should get cable. Because it looks like, if I’m not mistaken, the consequences of heterosexual child-rearing are pretty severe, and those are just the heteros that let people film them.”