Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly says
he does not believe gay people have a constitutional right to marry.
O'Reilly made his comments during a CBS
This Morning interview with host Charlie Rose.
“Where have you evolved [on the
issue]?” Rose asked.
“Well, I'm looking at policy the way
I always do: What's best for the country,” O'Reilly answered. “And
I don't think that a civil war over marriage is best for the country.
So, I would like the states to decide what kind of society they
want. So, if Mississippi wants a more traditional society and they
vote to keep marriage between a man and a woman, I'm fine. If a mom
wants to be a progressive paradise and they want gay marriage ...”
“Your view is simply leave it to the
states?” Rose interrupted.
“Leave it to the states and the
folks. So, I was outraged that the people of California vote for
traditional marriage and then the Supreme Court finds a loophole to
overturn that vote. That's not what America is all about.”
“I don't buy into the fact that
homosexuals have a constitutional right to marry. I don't believe
that. Because if that were true, then pluralists would, then Mormons
could have more than one … you know, all of that.”
“But I do respect the fact that gay
people want to be treated the same as everybody else.” (The video
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