The following CNN news video is about the return of the Crossfire TV show to CNN. This time, the program has 4 new hosts. Piers Morgan has an interview with all 4 of them in the video linked to below. This clip was added to the CNN website on June 26, 2013.
The two new conservatives on Crossfire are Newt Gingrich and S.E. Cupp. The two liberals are Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones.
Anyway, Piers asks Newt Gingrich about the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. He moans and cries that 8 million people in California voted for Prop 8, and the Supreme Court, in part, nullified that by saying no one had standing in the case to defend Prop 8. He is right that the Supreme Court did not decide the merits of the Prop 8 case.
Note: The Supreme Court did decide the merits of the DOMA case, saying that the federal government cannot discriminate against those who enter into a same-sex marriage that is legal under state law.
Van Jones said courts can’t just uphold voting on propositions. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have any civil rights. And he made kind of a lame argument about people like Kim Kardashian and other heterosexuals destroying the sanctity of marriage.
S.E. Cupp is conservative but supports gay marriage in general. She does not support the Prop 8 decision but does support the DOMA decision because it upholds states’ rights.
Stephanie Cutter agrees on the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions. She says Prop 8 shows that our system of government has checks and balances. And the Court struck the balance to find equality for people in California.
The rest of this interview was about the abortion legislation in the state of Texas.