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October 18, 2012

Aziz Ansari: 'You know you’re on the wrong side of things'

When actor and comedian Aziz Ansari, who plays Tom Haverford on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, paid a visit to the late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, the topic of gay marriage came up.

Ansari, 29, was not without opinions.

'At this point why is anyone against gay marriage? You know you’re gonna lose. You know you’re on the wrong side of things,' he told Kimmel.

He then took things a step further when he lumped gay marriage opponents in with other oppressive groups who fought against equal rights for women and racial minorities.

May 8, 2012

Groundbreaking sitcom credited by Vice President Joe Biden as helping to change America's attitudes about same-sex unions

When Vice President Joe Biden said on NBC's Meet the Press this week that he supports gay marriage, the men who created the sitcom Will & Grace were thrilled that he gave their show some of the credit for helping to educate the American public.

'I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody has done so far,' Biden said.

April 10, 2012

'The Bible is very clear that sex is for a man and a woman in marriage only'

When President Barack Obama chose evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the presidential inauguration in 2009, there was outrage among liberal groups and gay rights proponents.

The socially conservative founder of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, was a very vocal supporter of California's Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage in the state and passed on the same day Obama was elected president.