Jon Stewart on Tuesday was baffled that county clerks in Florida refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses after a court overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage.
“Come on guys, you live in a state where at any moment there could be a hurricane going on, why are you so focused on gay people tying the knot?” the host of “The Daily Show” asked.
The only rational response was to roll a news montage of “Florida man” antics from the Sunshine State.
“Let’s talk about some of the fine citizens you are trying to protect from the blight of legal same sex marriage,” Stewart said, and the parade of clips began:
First, a Florida man who attempted to trade an alligator for beer. Next, a woman who set a man’s care on fire after he refused to buy her a McFlurry from McDonalds, and a man who choked to death on a cockroach. Finally, a man who allegedly beat his employees with a lizard.
Wrapping things up, Stewart issued a final piece of advice to the state.
Florida,” he said, “you don’t get to judge others when your state motto is, ‘If Darwin was right, we wouldn’t be here.'”
Watch the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central: