‘God Bless Them’: Joy Behar Praises Republican Senators Who Voted For Same-Sex Marriage Bill

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“The View” co-host Joy Behar praised the twelve Republican senators who voted in favor of a same-sex marriage bill intended to federally codify the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges.

The Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act with a 61-36 final vote Tuesday in order to require states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. The legislation would also strike down any legal statutes that define marriage as being between a man and a woman.

Co-host Sunny Hostin said Republicans are “out of step” with the majority of Americans on the issue of abortion and same-sex marriage given that only twelve Republican senators voted for the legislation. Behar accredited the senators for breaking partisan lines to advance the bill.

“The Republican Party’s now out of step with the country, right?” Hostin said. “And so if the majority of Americans agree with having the access to safe abortions and some conditions and the majority of Americans believe in gay marriage and believe there should be marriage equality. What was fascinating to me was they kept calling this a bipartisan bill, a bipartisan bill, well, only twelve Republicans voted for it.”

“Yeah but God bless them for doing that,” Behar interjected.


The twelve Republican senators were Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Rob Portman of Ohio, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Roy Blunt of Montana, Mitt Romney of Utah, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Todd Young of Indiana, according to The Hill.

Hostin further criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for voting against the bill despite being in an interracial marriage. (RELATED: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Unpopular Among Respondents In Predominantly Red States: POLL)

“That I think explains the entire Republican Party, they are out of step with their base but they think they still are with their base,” she continued.

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former Trump-era official, said opposing same-sex marriage is “out of touch generationally” given the evolution of public support for same-sex marriage. She mentioned that 64% of Republicans between the ages of 18-29 support same-sex marriage, causing her to call on Republicans to back marriage.

Behar asked Griffin if these same Republican senators would vote to codify Roe v. Wade, to which she cast doubt since same-sex marriage and abortion are two unrelated different issues.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg, in a long message, lamented religious people for imposing their beliefs onto other Americans. She  claimed many conservatives do not truly support the right to life since doctors have refused to care for gay people.