At a televised CNN town hall on L.G.B.T.Q. issues on Thursday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren was asked to consider a hypothetical one.
In a clip now going viral, Morgan Cox, the chair of the Human Rights Campaign’s board of directors, asked Warren about what she’d say to someone against same-sex marriage.
“Let’s say you’re on the campaign trail,” Cox said.
“I have been!” Warren replied, to laughs.
“A supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I’m old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.’ What is your response?” Cox continued, affecting a southern accent for the hypothetical supporter.
“Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that. And I’m gonna say, ‘Then just marry one woman. I’m cool with that,’” Warren replied, to rapt applause. She then paused, and continued, “Assuming you can find one.”
This Elizabeth Warren answer was quite a moment at CNN #EqualityTownHall pic.twitter.com/ThpI7YSO8M
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) October 11, 2019
The CNN Town Hall featured interviews with nine of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president.