Actor-comedian Hal Sparks on Wednesday
hit back at Rush Limbaugh's criticisms over two Supreme Court rulings
related to gay marriage.
The court's decisions mean that
California is likely to become the 13th state, plus the
District of Columbia, to allow gay nuptials, and that the federal
government must recognize those unions.
On his radio show, Limbaugh tore into
“It proves that we are up against
people who don't give a damn about the rule of law, or about decency,
or about decorum,” he said.
Sparks hit back during an appearance on
“He was making the case that all the
people involved in this, it was fine, there was just straight, and
then suddenly, one day, gay people just decided they wanted to get
married and threw a monkey wrench in the whole thing. Suddenly, all
of the sudden. That it was just a whim.”
Sparks noted that the blatant injustice
that gay people faced during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, in
particular hospitals refusing to recognize partners as family
members, led to increasing demands for equality.
“And that was the turning point. It
wasn't this flippant decision,” he said. (The video is embedded on
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