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As Wednesday sees Barack Obama voice his support for same-sex marriage, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed a host of experts and analysts, celebrities, and journalists, all charged with detailing and debating one of America's most-polarizing social issues.
Joining Piers Morgan live for a face to face discussion, Chad Griffin explained the impact of the president's stance:
"Every single night, LGBT people get in their beds, turn out the light, and instead of closing their eyes, and going to sleep like their friends, and their parents, and their colleagues, they stay awake and stare at the ceiling fearing the next day," revealed the incoming President of the Human Rights Campaign. "What the President of the United States said today – the first President of the United States said today – is that he cares for them. He is their president, he is standing up for them and he believes that they too are equal under the law. And that is incredibly significant."
Representing the other side of the debate, Bill Donohue took a decidedly different approach to today's news:
"Obama has always liked the idea of two men getting married. He had to change, because he wanted to become president and he said he invoked his Christian moorings," said the Catholic League President. "Now today he had to wiggle with that."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interviews, as Donohue presents an example about which Griffin responds: "I find what he's saying to be ridiculous."
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