Social conservative radio talk show host Michael Medved on Friday claimed that gay marriage bans are a “liberal lie.”

“There's never been a state in this country that has ever banned gay marriage. That's a liberal lie,” Medved stated.

Medved made his remarks while participating in a panel sponsored by Focus on the Family at this week's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual gathering of conservatives.

Some social conservatives argue that prohibiting gay couples from marrying is not discriminatory because a gay person could chose to marry someone of the opposite sex.

Alexander McCorbin of Students for Liberty shot back that marriage equality was the “civil rights issue of the 21st Century.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)