Bill Maher has credited television for increasing support for marriage equality.

Politicking host Larry King asked Maher his opinion on the dramatic shift.

“Are you shocked, as many are, by how quickly the gay issue has changed in this country? More Americans favor same-sex marriage, a football player is drafted and kisses his partner on television, okay. How did that happen so quickly?” King asked.

“The gays insisted,” Maher responded.

“But it is amazing that it was only maybe 20 years ago that the closest thing to a gay marriage was Liza Minnelli and David Guest,” he joked.

“And the other thing I think that turned it around is television. You know, people don't really read the news, they don't pay attention to the president that much, but they do watch television. And once they saw gays on television shows, they were like, 'Okay, you know it's not that weird,'” Maher added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)