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Politics Warren: ‘Marry one woman. Assuming you can find one’

11:55  11 october  2019
11:55  11 october  2019 Source:   bostonglobe.com

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  Warren’s same-sex marriage quip captures what some find exciting — and others distressing — about her The senator cracks a joke about opponents of same-sex marriage, winning cheers and laughter from liberals but warnings that she risks turning off a big part of the electorate.Warren (D-Mass.) responded with a theatrical seriousness. “Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that,” she deadpanned, pausing a beat for the audience to catch the joke. Then she added, “And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman — I’m cool with that.

Assuming You Can Find One '. And I'm gonna say, 'Then just marry one woman . I'm cool with that,'" Warren replied, to rapt applause. She then paused, and continued, " Assuming you can find one ."

Then resumed: “ Assuming you can find one .” Yet Warren has methodically risen in Democratic primary polls in recent months into a virtual tie with former VP Joe Biden, who pushed the Obama administration to embrace same-sex marriage equality but hasn’t defined as clearly how he’d move

Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered quite the burn at CNN’s Equality Town Hall Thursday in response to a question from Morgan Cox, chair of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors, on how she would respond to someone who says marriage is between one man and one woman.

Elizabeth Warren standing on a stage: Senator Elizabeth Warren at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and CNN’s presidential town hall focused on LGBTQ issues on Thursday.© Mario Tama/Getty Images Senator Elizabeth Warren at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and CNN’s presidential town hall focused on LGBTQ issues on Thursday.

“You’re on the campaign trail and a supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I’m old-fashioned and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.’ What’s your response?” Cox said.

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Warren was also asked about how she would respond on the campaign trail if a supporter told her that his or her faith says marriage is between a man and a woman. “And I’m gonna say then just marry one woman . I’m cool with that — assuming you can find one .”

The night also brought the first-ever question for a presidential candidate about decriminalizing sex work, to which Sen. "I'm going to assume it's a guy who said that, and I will say, then just marry one woman . … Assuming you can find one ," Warren said.

“I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that and I’m just going to say, then just marry one woman,” Warren said.

After a pause she shrugged and added, “assuming you can find one” before walking back across the stage towards moderator Chris Cuomo.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation co-hosted the town hall. It was the first presidential event broadcast on a major news network focused on LGBTQ issues.

Earlier Thursday, Warren released a plan for aimed at protecting and securing LGBTQ+ rights and equality.

Abbi Matheson can be reached at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at @AbbiMatheson

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