Colbert used his popular "The Word" segment to decimate the opposition to LGBT partnerships. The word was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and looked at how the anti-LGBT forces were trying to keep the names of petition signers secret. Colbert fires away, telling them, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, that they should keep their bigotry in "the closet that the gay people have abandoned."
After the jump, watch the ridiculous, fact-free ad that Colbert ripped apart. Scandinavia, indeed...
Obviously this is a homemade ad (I think I made a home video with my old PC 10 years ago that looked a lot like this- minus the moronic bigotry, of course). I really like that Colbert used his show to not only tell everyone to vote for Referendum 71, but also has consistently linked the the anti-marriage equality movement with it's more ridiculous roots.
He's smashed the National Organization for Marriage (who can forget his amazing "Gathering Storm" spoof) and taken on Prop 8, always linking the opposition to its illogical and small-minded roots. He lays bare the absolute absurdity of the fundie forces.
While it is of course entertaining and generally hilarious to use satire to point out the ridiculousness of trying to keep loving couples apart, it also helps reinforce how out of touch and generally not connected to reality the opposition is. Colbert brilliantly uses his show to further erode the little credibility that the anti-LGBT forces have.
So soldier on, Colbert! My word for today is "Thank you."