Elizabeth Warren, member of the Democratic Party and is running for the US Presidential elections was highly praised for her remarks on same-sex marriage at CNN's LGBTQ Town Hall in Los Angeles on October 10. She was questioned about her faith-based views on same-sex marriage. Warren responded to the question with a witty remark. During the show, Elizabeth Warren reflected on the teachings of her faith.
The Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors, Morgan Cox, questioned Warren on what her response would be if a conservative supporter told her that they believed that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. Warren answered, “I'm going to assume it is a guy who said that” adding to it, “And I'm going to say, 'Well, then just marry one woman. I'm cool with that”. Her statement caused the audience to break into laughter and she received an instant round of applause. Even Morgan Cox was amused at her remarks.
Elizabeth Warren was asked how she would respond to a person who says that marriage is "between one man and one woman"— CNN (@CNN) October 11, 2019
"I'm going to assume it's a guy who said that, and I will say, then just marry one woman. … Assuming you can find one," Warren said. #EqualityTownHall pic.twitter.com/RAuVqch7Ls
Warren later contemplated the notion of faith and how it holds strong influences on people's beliefs about the LGBTQ community. It's not the people but rather the faith that conditions them to think in a certain way. During the show, she recited a poem she first learned while like a child in Oklahoma, “They are yellow, black and white. They are precious in his sight. Jesus loves all the children of the world". Explaining the basics of her faith, according to her, her faith teaches us the worth of each and every individual, it teaches that every individual is precious.
She also reflected on her childhood days, she said that she gradually gained faith in community and her exposure was slow. There was less number of people who used to live in Oklahoma in those days. However, she further added, it was disappointing to witness how people of faith treated those of the community, she was shocked to see so much hate. She rather enlightened the crowd by saying that when people make decisions, it is always about them. Those decisions certainly don't guide others about their code of conduct, therefore that becomes their personal choice.
(with inputs from ANI)