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Last night, Jon Stewart ripped into Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) for making a ridiculously stupid analogy about plumbing to those judges who are striking down the bans against gay marriage in red states.

THOMAS ROBERTS (1/15/2014): A federal judge yesterday ruling Oklahoma's ban on marriage equality as unconstitutional.
Wow.  Boy, if things keep going like that, someone's going to write a whole musical about that place.  This decision actually came in part thanks to couples like Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop, two of the plaintiffs who sued to overturn the ban.

RICHARD LUI: You're both journalists.  You both give me a headline on this story.  You first, Sharon.

SHARON BALDWIN: Hahaha.  Ecstasy.

Wow.  You know, I think the only thing that angers conservatives more than a lesbian couple suing for marriage equality is a lesbian couple of journalists suing for marriage equality.

Look, marriage equality's obviously an emotional issue, one that people have a lot of sensitive feelings about.  And who better to address sensitive subjects than Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert?

REP. LOUIE GOHMERT, R-TX (1/15/2014): The Supreme Court had said they didn't impart... basically, they didn't see any biological evidence to support marriage being between a man and a woman.  And you know, they need some basic plumbing lessons.
Yeah, man, plumbing!  Right?

You're right, Louie Gohmert, we have to model all sexual relationships on plumbing.  Where the only acceptable match is a male pipe to a female fitting.  Unless, of course, you have a male-to-male connection.

Or a female-to-female coupling.

Or a hookup between two males of different sizes and one female.

(audience laughter)

That's actually kind of hot.  (audience laughter)

JASON JONES: I wouldn't recommend it, Jon.  You're just never going to get it off.

JON STEWART: Thank you, Jason Jones.  We'll be right back.

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Jon also looked at recent advancements for women breaking the glass ceiling with Kristen Schaal.
Meanwhile, Stephen talked about the NSA, and then had another Colbert Platinum segment.
He then talked about the upcoming Grammys, where he's been nominated, and had a special guest drop in.
Stephen talked with fast food union organizer Naquasia LeGrand, and Jon talked with TIME's Steven Brill about Obamacare, which went long.  Here's the unedited interview in two parts.
Part 1
Part 2
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Originally posted to BruinKid on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 05:00 AM PST.

Also republished by Electronic America: Progressives Film, music & Arts Group.

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