Conservative pundit and CNN contributor S.E. Cupp began to tear up on-air on Friday as she urged the Republican Party to embrace gay marriage after the Supreme Court upheld it as the law of the land.
“It’s hard not to watch that and get emotional,” Cupp said of the rolling footage showing couples celebrating the ruling.
“Those people there are not pariahs, they’re patriots,” she continued.
She said the couples were simply looking for “human dignity” and the benefits that are allowed for straight couples under legal marriage.
“I would challenge members of my party to look at the faces on the right hand of your screen, and ask yourself if they deserve the same kind of dignity that the rest of us get to enjoy,” Cupp said.
“And so for my party — which I deeply, deeply love — my party really has to reconcile with the fact that we are going to become relics if we don’t get to where these people are,” she added.
Watch the clip, courtesy of CNN: