In a new What Would You Do? one
hour special to be broadcast Friday, more than a dozen New York
diners step up to defend a gay couple being harassed by a man opposed
to gay marriage.
In the scenario staged by ABC producers
at the Prime Restaurant in Huntington, New York, actors Peter and
Mark play a gay couple about to get engaged.
Before the proposal, Peter turns to
Vince, another actor who is seated at the next table, and asks him to
record the moment.
“I got to be honest with you, I'm not
going to take a picture,” Vince says.
A stunned Peter asks, “Why not?”
“I don't believe in that kind of
marriage,” he answers.
Fourteen people in all come to the
couple's defense and one woman is seen breaking down in tears as the
“I know plenty of people who are
supposedly in a 'real marriage' that have broken marriages so … as
long as they're happy, and do the right thing,” one woman says.
One man tells host John Quinones that
he agrees with Vince: “There's Adam and Eve. Not Adam and Steve.
It's not Biblical.” (A trailer for the show is embedded in the
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