"Congratulations, North Carolina. Last night you struck a decisive blow for loneliness. And tonight, as you go to sleep next to your heterosexual lifemate, you can rest assured that all across your great state, a gay man or lesbian woman is crying themselves to sleep in solitude and making your relationship stronger with every tear."
— Colbert on the passage (with 61% of the vote, come on!) of an amendment to North Carolina’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage. It is the 30th U.S. state to do so. Hard to believe that equality is on the march but a slim majority of Americans now support same-sex marriage. Public opinion may have shifted on this issue but mobilized values voters [sic] are using the democratic process to deny marriage rights to same-sex couples. I hope this won’t last too long but I’m afraid that a ruling from this Supreme Court might not go the right way. At least the man at the bully pulpit has finally expressed his support.