On NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she hoped gay marriage would be nationalized within five years. “Well, I would certainly hope so,” she stated. “Course I’ve been in this – shall we say – crusade for a long time. And to see the pace with which it has accelerated in the past few years is very encouraging. Let’s hope it’s even sooner than five years.”
Pelosi attempted to assure religious Americans that their religious practices would not be trampled on a by states and federal governments seeking to push gay marriage. “We’re not talking about saying that religions have to perform wedding ceremonies,” she said. “We’re talking about the state – what the state dos and what the state recognizes. People have a right to believe what they believe. But we are a country that professes not to discriminate and this is a discrimination.” Pelosi was not asked whether non-profit status should be retained for organizations that discriminate on the basis of heterosexual marriage.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).