In response to Friday’s ruling by the Supreme Court declaring same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states, Larry Wilmore promised a #BigGayMonday episode of “The Nightly Show” to celebrate.
The episode, dubbed “Larry Wilmore’s 2015 YAAASSSS KWEEN YAAASSSS MARRIAGE-TRAVAGANZAAAAAAAA: A SLIPPERY SLOPE TO HAPPINAAAAAASS,” was opened by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus performing a song called “It’s About F–king Time.”
Declaring it “too momentous a day to spend a lot of time focusing on the haters,” Wilmore addressed some of the criticism the ruling received from high-profile conservatives. The segment was called “Power Haterade,” named for Haterade’s cut-rate competior, Wilmore explained.
Republican presidential candidates Bobby Jindal and Ted Cruz took some heat for criticizing the Supreme Court and the judges themselves, with Wilmore joking that the only court with the authority and religious diversity to satisfy them would have to be in space.
“And what would a lot of conservative bloviating be without Donald Trump,” he continued.
The host praised CNN’s Jake Tapper for confronting the mogul about his views on “traditional marriage.” “What do you say to a lesbian who’s married, or a gay man who is married, who says, ‘Donald Trump, what’s traditional about being married three times?'” Tapper asks in a CNN clip played to Wilmore’s delight.
His final target was Justice Clarence Thomas, who employed a slavery analogy in his dissent, claiming slaves didn’t lose their dignity or their humanity. “Do you even know what slavery is?” Wilmore asked. “Clarence, please approach the bench, and then jump off of it.”
Watch the New York Gay Men’s Chorus sing “It’s About F–king Time:”
Watch Wilmore’s short look at the hatin’, sponsored by Haterade’s cut-rate competitor Power Haterade: