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Self-Proclaimed Atheist SE Cupp to GOP: You’re Going to Be a Relic if You Don’t Accept Gay Marriage

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Friday on CNN’s  “Newsroom With Carol Costello,” conservative commentator SE Cupp urged her fellow Republicans to accept  the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same sex marriage because she argued “it’s the future” and if they don’t she warned,  “you’re going to be a relic, you’re going to be left behind.”

Cupp said, “It’s hard to watch that and not get emotional. Those people there are not pariahs. They are patriots. And wherever you stand on the politics of this issue, and I’ve long been in support of gay rights, it’s hard not to see these people as just wanting the human dignity that the rest of us have, whether that’s — when it comes to death benefits or hospital visitation or child custody, tax issues. So again the politics of this is one thing, but I would just challenge members of my party to look at the faces on the right-hand of your screen and ask yourselves if they deserve the same kind of dignity that the rest of us get to enjoy.”

She continued, “I’ve never understood why conservatives who are not sort of on my side of this don’t understand—these are people who are begging to be part of a traditionally conservative institution that celebrates monogamy and economic stability. This is something we should be applauding. These aren’t people who are trying to get rid of the institution of marriage. They’re people who want to be part of it. That’s a good thing for American family values. That’s a good thing for children, that’s a good thing for adoption, that’s a good thing for economic stability.”

“Gay Americans want to be equal citizens … They’re asking for what you take for granted. They’re asking for recognition and human dignity. They’re not extremists. They’re not pariahs. They’re patriots.”

“I’m trying to tell my party that you’re going to be a relic, you’re going to be left behind. If you don’t come to terms with the fact that this is our future. You don’t have to like it. You dont have to embrace it, but you have to accept it. This is not a moment in history. This is the future.”

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