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November 19th, 2013
07:21 PM ET

Cupp: Cheney feud reflects GOP divide on same-sex marriage

Conservative strategist Ralph Reed says S.E. Cupp is out of step with the GOP by supporting same-sex marriage.

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Filed under: Debates • Joe Crowley • Ralph Reed • S.E. Cupp • Same-sex marriage • Van Jones
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  1. carla

    Why was Ralph Reed not challenged on his social science remark? Not one challenge. Shame on you.

    December 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  2. Will

    How can someone say, "Study after study proves that straight people provide the best family for children to grow up in." and not be considered a bigot? You have 3 people sitting across from the guy and instead of challenging him on this one statement, they kiss his ass and tell him he's intelligent.

    November 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  3. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    SE fell out of Guns Over People tea potty lockstep? Her bank account will reflect that.l

    November 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Reply
  4. T

    ..gop is against pure science and fact as well.........................THAT is why they LOSE...............

    November 23, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Reply
  5. awenshok

    Why is Ralph Reed still around? This guy served as a $300,000/year consultant to Enron and favors only a Christian agenda for America. He's a pig.

    November 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Reply
  6. dontbow

    It just goes to prove how gay supporters can't accept someone else's differing opinion on gay marriage and the immoral aspect of legalizing it.

    November 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Reply
    • Dylan

      Because i'm supposed to accept someones hatred of me??? No thanks. You can grow up and we can have a discussion, but when you are proven to be a bigot, you can be responsible and own up to it instead of crying about a lack of toleration. I will NEVER accept someone else's hatred for homosexuality. Evolve with the rest of us and stop sitting on your pity pot.

      December 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  7. rss

    what is really bad, the president supports this....how digusting...

    November 21, 2013 at 3:32 am | Reply
    • David Collins

      You poor hate filled person.

      November 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  8. John K.

    Ralph: Legislatures passed laws in Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, Illinois, Hawaii, and DC. The people voted directly in Washington, Maryland, and Maine. In Minnesota, the people voted to reject a ban on marriage equality and then the legislature enacted it into law.

    That is 11 (not four) states and DC out of 16 states and DC than enacted marriage equality by legislature or popular vote. Get your facts straight. I know its inconvenient for your agenda and talking points that marriage has, by and large at this point, been enacted through the traditional democratic process (not that I agree that court decision is somehow illegitimate), but that is, in fact, the case.

    November 20, 2013 at 3:42 am | Reply
  9. Alden

    1. I find it hard to believe that social scientists were able to research enough data to prove that same sex households are "not as good" or "damaging" for children. Families with same sex couples are relatively new and still not too common.

    2. If they were able to find data points, it is still likely biased. It sounds like the research they are pointing to is quite old and occurred when homophobia was a lot more rampant. The irony is that the children may have been more damaged by the bullying and shame they suffered from homophobes.

    3. Does that mean we should make it mandatory for children to only be raised by a two parent, heterosexual household?

    4. Family life has way other way more important variables than the sexes of the parents. It has more to do with the parents, as people (i.e. parenting style) than their sex.

    November 19, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Reply
    • Durundal

      Real social scientists have not been able to prove the households damaging....scam cells like the family research council churn out heavily skewed propaganda that has to be constantly refuted by analysts who actually take their jobs seriously and are bound to poke holes in their poor attempts at cobbling together 'evidence'.

      November 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Reply
    • Jason

      "Does that mean we should make it mandatory for children to only be raised by a two parent, heterosexual household?"

      I think the two parent part should be a law. I would love to see a law that forces the courts to give equal access to non-custodial parents.

      November 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  10. Paul Kingsley

    This was not news, this was CNN giving air to the bigotry of Ralph Reed spouting out unsupported lies as facts. If you had a KKK member saying African Americans were proven to be less intelligent than Caucasians, he would have been challenged and cut off. But you let Ralph Reed spread his hate as if his "studies" were true. Shame on CNN. The producers should be embarrassed.

    November 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Reply
  11. Amy Siskind

    The segment this evening with Ralph Reed was the most offensive segment on television that I have seen in years. Poor produced – it's factually incorrect that social science indicates gays are not good parents. Modern studies show just the opposite. Where was the research!?
    As well, as a gay parent whose kids were in ear shot, this was deeply insulting and dangerous for my children – and everyones children – to hear. Shameful CNN. I've posted about this on social media – your viewers deserve an apology. Deeply, deeply offensive!
    Amy Siskind

    November 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Reply

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