Big Picture Rumble - What's the Definition of a Bigot?

Published on 18 Mar 2013, 14:12
Megan Carpentier, Raw Story & Kevin Jackson, & Horace Cooper, National Center for Public Policy Research all join Thom Hartmann. Ohio Senator Rob Portman went public about his support for gay marriage last night. In the past half-century - gay and lesbian Americans have joined the struggle for equality - demanding the right to marry and enjoy the pursuit of happiness denied to them because of their sexuality. For too long the right has stood on the wrong side of history - hiding behind so-called "traditional values" to hide its crude and bigoted opposition to same-sex marriage. For the first time in history - a majority of Americans support the right of same-sex couples to marry - and this number is only growing. Can an anti-gay Republican party really survive the changing tide of history? Will Senator Portman's reversal catalyze other Republicans to change their minds?