Bill Bennett: Look, it’s a debate about whether you think marriage is between a man and a woman.
Stephen Colbert: John, there’s a simple fact here: marriage is a contract between a man and a woman. An often violated, easily broken, eminently disposable contract. Between a man and a woman. The minute we let gays and female gays…
Jon Stewart: That’s uh, that’s lesbians.
SC: Them. The minute we let them get married, you’re breaking down the last societal barrier between our world and their world.
JS: But, I think that’s the point. I think the point is that when you break down those barriers, that’s a metaphor for something positive.
SC: Look, Jon, the only reason my wife and I got married in the first place was because it was something gays couldn’t do. Our wedding was conceived entirely as a giant homosexual taunt. But now, now the vows I made to my wife seem as shallow and empty as the vows I made to my three previous wives. [ibid.]