"Stephen Colbert To Gays: ‘It’s Up To You To Keep Us From Discriminating’"
Last night, Stephen Colbert poked fun at Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) recent claims that gay people should adopt a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to their sexuality in the workplace in order to prevent discrimination from homophobic employers. Colbert included the story, first reported by ThinkProgress’ Scott Keyes, in a segment calling on Mitt Romney to select King as his vice presidential running mate. “Hear that the gays? It’s up to you to keep us from discriminating. Because once we know you’re gay, I have a natural desire to fire you. And, unlike gay, discriminating is not a choice,” Colbert pronounced. Watch it:
The Colbert segment also included mention of another story first reported by ThinkProgress, specifically of King claiming some Americans never end up using “a dollar worth of health care.” (HT: Towleroad)