VIDEO: Keith Olbermann says gay marriage is a question of love

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.”

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3 thoughts on “VIDEO: Keith Olbermann says gay marriage is a question of love

  • November 11, 2008 at 7:50 pm
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    Thank you!
    It breaks my heart that president-elect Obama does not believe as you do.
    Gay E. Bruhn, Ed.D.

  • November 11, 2008 at 5:16 pm
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    Kudos to Keith.

    Yes, just a few short years ago Mr Obama’s very own parents would have been barred from marrying each other in many states in the US because they were an inter-racial couple.

    And kudos to CT where on 11/12 I can begin to officiate as a justice of the peace at the marriages (formerly civil unions) of same-sex couples now too.

    And to kick things off, my partner of 29 years and I will be at our town hall in Litchfield County on 11/12 to pick up our own marriage license.

    Cheers,
    Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace
    Washington CT 06793 USA

  • February 4, 2009 at 12:35 am
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    thank you so much Keith. This was inspirational.

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