TV journalist Keith Olbermann delivered an emotional, 6-minute personal comment about California’s Prop 8 Monday night. The never-married Olbermann vehemently disagrees with its passage and the ban on gay marriage.
“I am not personal vested this,” he said, “yet this vote is horrible. Horrible… This is about the human heart.” After going through the history of marriage in the United States, and reminding viewers not only that marriage between black and white people used to be illegal in 1/3 of the country, but illegal between slaves, he made a plea for love and the spread of happiness.
“The world is barren enough… with so much hate in the world, so much meaningless division… this is what your religion tells you to do?… this is what your heart tells you to do?… You are asked to stand now on a question of love.”