Financial guru Suze Orman and CNN host Piers Morgan on Tuesday dismissed the arguments of gay marriage foe Ryan Anderson.

Orman appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight to discuss the topic of marriage equality as it relates to two cases brought before the Supreme Court.

(Related: Supreme Court appears wary of broad ruling endorsing gay marriage.)

Sitting in the audience was Ryan Anderson, the author of What Is Marriage? Man And Woman: A Defense.

Anderson, who refused to say that he was opposed to gay people getting married, insisted that he only wanted the conversation to continue at a state level.

“What we want to see the court do today and tomorrow is uphold our constitutional authority to have that debate and to pass laws about marriage,” Anderson said.

Orman criticized Anderson, saying, “I know that you believe very strongly what you believe, but I also know that you're very, very uneducated in how it really, really works. And I believe from the bottom of my heart that if you really, really understood why the government does need to get involved, why it does need to be legal on a federal level. If you really understood that, there is no way that you would sit there and say what you are saying right now.”

Morgan received a round of applause when he said he was “offended” by Anderson's views.

“It's not fair. It's not tolerant. It's not American,” he said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)