Bill O’Reilly Outraged Over Prop 8, “Not Buying” Gays Having The Right To Marry


I would like the states to decide what kind of society they want…I was outraged that the people of California vote for traditional marriage and then the Supreme Court finds a loophole to overturn that vote. That’s not what America’s all about. I don’t buy into the fact that homosexuals have a constitutional right to marry. I don’t believe that, because if that were true, then pluralists would, then Mormons could have more than one — all of that. But I do respect the fact that gay people want to be treated the same as everybody else.”

— Noted asshat Bill O’Reilly weighing in on the Supreme Court’s ruling on Proposition 8 while confusing the meaning of “respect” and “detest” on CBS This Morning. And here we thought O’Reilly had evolved on the issue, but then again he is the gayest of all beach sandals.


h/t: Gay Star News

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  • Cam

    He likes “Traditional” marriage?

    So…does that mean that minorities and whites can’t marry? Or does he just mean whats been traditional in the last few decades?

    This whole “States decide” bullshit is the EXACT SAME ARGUMENT that the slave states made as their reason for wanting to succeed. Bill O’Reilly is parroting the Confederacy.

  • Scribe38

    I respect that black people don’t want to be slaves anymore, but the states’ rights of needing free labor shouldn’t be tempered with by the courts! What a f-ing idiot!

  • jamal49

    Dear Bill, please sit down and shut up. Love, Me.

  • ouragannyc

    A few months ago, Bill had stated on Fox that he didn’t care for gay marriage either way. Now he’s stating that he doesn’t believe gays have a constitutional right to marry!

  • hyhybt

    @ouragannyc: he seems to change his mind every time the subject comes up. Though it’s not completely inconsistent not to care whether gay couples can marry or not and still object to the way it came about. For instance, had the court made marriage legal nationwide in their Prop 8 ruling, I would be very much pleased with the result so far as marriage goes, but not with the precedent that would set on the standing issue.

  • martymartymarty

    Whenever they use that load phrase, code phrase “traditional marriage” I always come back with, “Which tradition? Do tell.”

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Polygamy is not available to gays nor straights, therefore, no inequality exists.

  • Mike

    Such the dick that he is.

  • B Damion

    This is a ratings game folks. It’s all about the ratings. He will continue to stay controversial for ratings.

  • dwndckd

    As a str8 male—I find this article (Bill O’Reilly) very disturbing. I do believe ALL people should be treated equally under the law—with the same rules, regulations and benefits common to all (this is why I served my country). Likewise, speaking more specifically in terms of equal treatment- I am not in favor of ANY special interest group; meaning any group attempting to force their ideology down my throat. I honestly don’t give a fuck what people do, just as long as they don’t involve me… Meaning, I don’t want any of my Str8 friends telling me what “chick” they Banged last night, nor do I desire to hear Gay guys talk about the “dude” they Banged the previous night. My honest opinion is that, “everyone should be treated equally and keep their private “shyt” private.” In terms of Bill O’Reilly—he may eventually come around, but until then—I mostly stand clear of anything he says.

  • AndrewIB

    why is it so many of the male haters have such badly dyed hair, it’s almost always growing out..Conker isn’t a good shade on anyone other than a Horse chestnut tree..

  • scotshot

    @1EqualityUSA: There’s quite a bit of it going on in Utah – on the down low.

  • Gordon

    Is he still on the air, thinking that what he thinks is important? Who knew?

  • tardis

    What really bothers me about perspectives like this is that they trickle down “letting democracy decide because that’s what America is about” to unfair notions that factor out the cold reality of the issues and the way people generally operate, which is: Money talks.

  • queerty1958

    Bill O’Reilly is in a “present day” Traditional Marriage. He got married 1996 and is now separated from his wife. I guess that’s his definition of traditional marriage.

    Oh, and Bill, please shut the fuck up! Thanks!

  • the other Greg

    @1EqualityUSA: As many of us learned in high school history: Utah or any state COULD legalize polygamy if they really wanted to. After that it would be *merely* a matter of getting other states & the feds to recognize those marriages, as is happening now with s/s marriage.

    I’m surprised that O’Reilly – who presumably didn’t spend much of high school stoned – believes this is somehow impossible. Except that he admits at the beginning of the quote that he’s fine with a state-by-state approach, so apparently he’s just bullsh*tting for the Fox crowd.

  • the other Greg

    @scotshot: The creepiest Mormon offshoot group is just across the state line in Colorado City, Arizona – sick, sick stuff! And a lot of discarded kids (some gay of course) drifting around the west.

  • sanfranca1

    I am absolutely outraged that they let this creep on TV.

  • marco43

    as a gay male I am totally against GAY marriage…its’ like living in Lala-land. I believe in legal, registered civil union and the full treatment of ALL citizens in such relationships without discrimination towards anyone….of whatever race, color or creed.
    For the religious bigots, treating everyone the same, as your bible tells you to do, you are not legitimizing nor promoting homosexuality, you are ‘loving thy neighbor thyself’.
    Because someone doesn’t follow the same road in life as you, doesn’t mean that they are lost. Don’t criticize someone else because they sin differently than you.

  • ouragannyc

    There was a time when I strongly believed in legal, registered civil unions…until I realized they were NEVER equal to marriages. Some are stingy, others are more generous. But even with the most generous civil unions, you still don’t have access to federal benefits.
    The problem in this country is that the great majority of those who oppose gay marriage also oppose civil unions. They do not believe our unions should be recognized. They genuinely don’t believe our families are worth having benefits and protections. This is why I believe marriage is best for us.
    But I do respect everything you said in your post.

  • Will L

    If states could determine what kind of society that want, you could cross the border today into Mississippi and buy yourself a housekeeper. I think that’s one of the trade-offs for having a central federal government.

  • D9W

    Bill O’Reilly is his own argument for birth control.

  • bmwblonde

    All of the right-wing butthole talking heads like Bill O’Reilly are in it for ONE THING: the money. It’s a cheap and easy thing to con the 20-25% of Americans who are TERRIFIED, rigid, unskillful, stupid — and unprepared for the fast-changing, poly-cultural, global 21st century — into feeling good about their defensive racism, bigotry, hatred of women, etc. O’Reilly, Palin, Rush — they are about MAKING MONEY, not influencing ANYONE who doesn’t already “think” (wrong word) their way. The rest of us need to studiously IGNORE these cynical jackasses — like giving “time out” to a very bad 5 year old. As for the “fans” of the O’Reilly types: enjoy your extinction. And on the way there, enjoy listening to what I have come to call: “Fecal Natter.”

  • MK Ultra

    Bill O Reilly is paid to be a professional troll
    And obviously he’s good at it.
    Like Westboro, he’s a one note pony but manages to make that one note last.

  • Joetx

    I watch CBS in the mornings before I go to work, but after they brought this a$$hat on, I’m making the switch to some other network.

  • Rabbit

    I’m outraged that this fuck twit still draws breath

  • mike1988

    This is such an intentionally simpleminded view of the constitution it is almost rediculous. It is true that the constitution does not explicitly say that “homosexuals have the right to marry”, it is also true that the constitution guarantees freedom of association, equal protection under the law, and freedom of religion (for those of us who worship in a church anxiously waiting to marry its gay members).

  • BJ McFrisky

    Not that I’m an O’Reilly fan, but the headline implying he’s “outraged” is drama-queeniness at its most egregious. He said nothing out of rage. He only stated an opinion that you don’t agree with.

  • Gordon

    The man is a legend in his own mind! Must be really lonely in there by himself!

  • mramseymd

    @Cam: secede, and you make an excellent point

  • zrocqs

    @BJ McFrisky: The headline didn’t imply that O’Reilly is outraged, O’Reilly used the word. Read the quote.

  • JamesStone

    Really Bill? My partner and I have been together for 22 years but here in Ohio legally we are just “friends.” Bill..aren’t you divorced???

  • Gordon

    That O’Reilley fella is such a caution!

  • Cam

    @marco43: said…

    “as a gay male I am totally against GAY marriage”

    Somebody coming on here and identifying themselves as gay (As a gay male) usually means they are a troll and are not.

    We know who we are, we don’t need to announce it. Nice try.

  • Gordon

    Cam: You nailed it! Bravo!

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