CNBC Host to Eric Cantor: ‘No One’s Asking You To Marry Another Man’ (VIDEO)

Appearing in the CNBC show Squawkbox this Friday, House Majority Leader Rick Cantor was snagged into a discussion about gay marriage.

“We never talk gay marriage, but I don’t know, why not?” host Joe Kernen began.  Kernen went on to say that there are many gay people who are in league with Republicans on fiscal issues but reject the GOP because of the marriage equality debate. “Will [Republicans] forever be behind the curve and will history judge that they waited way too long to move were what looks like the general population on this?”

Cantor replied that he’s waiting to see how the Supreme Court votes on the issue. “There are those of us who have personal religious convictions,” Cantor added. “And I think we as a country need to respect people about their opinion, not matter which side you come down on.” Cantor then lamented that the GOP is being “portrayed” as a party that doesn’t care about people, but that the notion was false.

Kernen prodded Cantor to be more specific, saying, “if we really are free, then everybody should be free,” while going on to say, “No one’s asking you to marry another man.”

Watch the exchange in the video below.



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    Serpent (@RaHoorKa)

    April 6, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Wish I could watch it but the lame Chis Angel ad is preventing me.

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    Rolando Sanchez

    April 7, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Cantor=Blah blah blah…nothing real!!

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    Dustin Dawind

    April 7, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Wish I could watch it but it keeps crashing my browser.

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    April 7, 2013 at 3:12 am

    That’s the problem here… nobody is asking or telling religious people they have to marry someone against their religious beliefs. They want this to be about them when it is not. Live your life, raise your family, do your job, pay your bills, go to your church and most of all, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Everyone else will do the same. People that want to force their religion and their religious values on other people do not understand what this country is about. I don’t see Jewish people trying to force circumcision on everyone else, why do christians try to push their religious views on everyone else. That religion is a curse.

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    Robert Kimes

    April 8, 2013 at 7:25 am

    well, eric, you are kinda sexy. if john boner doesn’t mind, maybe you and i could have a sort of “trial companionship”?

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    July 5, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Funny. On cnbc this creep sounds reasonable. Get him on fox and he does a 180. You cannot trust a word that comes out of his pie hole

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