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Beyonce, O'Reilly, David Letterman, Brian Williams Weigh in on Gay Marriage

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RUSH: Hey, folks. Beyonce has weighed in on same sex marriage and she is showing her support for marriage equality. She made her sympathies clear today in a handwritten note posted on Facebook. She said, "If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it." And that's what she said.  She's supporting marriage equality and it's a time for people to come together. "If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it." Marriage equality is here to stay, whatever it is. "If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it." That's what she said: "We will unite 4 marriage equality. If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it." So, there.

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Let's go to Fox, audio sound bite, Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly were discussing this last night on Ted Baxter's show.  The subject came up, Megyn Kelly said, "I had an interview with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. I asked him, 'What is it about calling a gay union a marriage that offends you? How does it hurt a traditional, or a heterosexual marriage?' And I didn't hear anything articulated that was particularly persuasive."

O'REILLY:  I agree with you a hundred percent. The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals. That's where the compelling argument is. 'We're Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else.' That is a compelling argument. And to deny that, you’ve got to have a very strong argument on the other side. The other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.

RUSH: Well. So how many of you who watch Fox are Bible thumpers? Do you think there are any Bible thumpers, quote/unquote, that watch Fox? Because last night you were sort of marginalized on The Factor as not having a compelling argument and just being a bunch of Bible thumpers. 

This continued.  David Letterman interviewed Brian Williams, and this was funny. Low information Supreme Court analysis by Letterman and Brian Williams. Here's the first of two sound bites we've got.

LETTERMAN: Are there gay justices on the Supreme Court?

WILLIAMS: No, there are not.

LETTERMAN: How do you know?

CROWD: (laughter)

LETTERMAN: I don't know. I'm sorry. I should    I'm sorry. You're a true journalistic and war hero and I'm    I'm just a    I'm just a dumb ass.

RUSH: Yep. You got two low information guys here analyzing what happened at the Supreme Court. Letterman said to Brian Williams, the anchor of the NBC Nightly News, "Why is this an issue of constitutional concern?"

WILLIAMS: It's taken constitutional cases to stop the internment of Japanese Americans, to stop the illegality of mixed-race marriages in our country, to stop the illegality of homosexual acts in a private home.  The court doesn't like to move too fast. They also don't like to be on the wrong side of history when we look back on it.  So this represents a very interesting case.

LETTERMAN: Not wanting to move too fast I understand. Not wanting to be on the wrong side of history pretty much seals the deal because this is inevitable and overdue as we all understand.

RUSH: Oh, yeah. Inevitable, overdue, we all understand, just a matter of time, and it probably is when you get down to brass tacks.

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RUSH: Quickly Bill in Fernando, Mississippi. Not much time but I wanted to get to you, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Yes, sir. I like listening to your show every day and I'm definitely one of the low-information people. I've only been listening for a few months, but I honestly believe that all this stuff they got going on now about gay marriage and all the coverage the media's going on about is basically just a distraction of people, getting them away from the spending, the budget and everything else that people really should be focusing on. In my opinion, anyway.

RUSH: Well, it's a good thought, Bill, and in most places maybe it is serving as a distraction. However, not here. We cover it all. You haven't been listening that long, you said. But all those things you mention are not being covered in these last few days, the people that listen every day here know everything they need to know about those issues. We are able to touch on everything. We don't get distracted. The proponents of this are not bringing this forward as a distraction, either. They are dead serious about this, for a whole bunch of reasons. I'm glad you're here, but if you hang in every day, you'll find out that nothing -- nothing -- gets past us. 

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