Wednesday, 16 October, 2019

Elizabeth Warren wows gay-rights town hall with marriage zinger

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Deanna Wagner | 12 October, 2019, 03:45

And that's exactly what happened at last night's CNN town hall on LGBTQ issues, where Elizabeth Warren was confronted with a question from an audience member about how she'd deal with a hypothetical supporter who said their faith made them anti-gay marriage.

"You're on the campaign trail and 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's your response?" And then I'm going to say, then just marry one woman.

"The crowd immediately responded cheers and applause at her quick comeback but then, in a line that's being talked about all over social media, she replied: ".Assuming you can find one".

During the town hall, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates were asked questions exclusively about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues. But Warren is showing that conservatives don't have a monopoly on faith and that Christianity doesn't inherently equal an opposition to LGBTQ rights. I think this is just a failure to understand how much trans and non-binary people struggle to have our authentic pronouns taken seriously.

After the exchange, clips of which have since been shared widely online, Warren was asked by host Chris Cuomo to elaborate on her stance on same-sex marriage, and whether it's evolved over time.

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"That was the basis of the faith I grew up in", she said, growing more serious.

"All right", Harris said as she smiled awkwardly.

That wasn't the only awkward moment in CNN's town hall. "That might be one of the more Warren things we've ever seen".

"To me, it's about what I learned in the church I grew up in". They are precious in his sight. It truly is about the preciousness of each and every life.

He wrote that he was an ally of the LGBTQ community and is committed to equality.