Stephen Colbert Celebrates SCOTUS Decision: ‘Congratulations, Gays’ (VIDEO)

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June 29, 2015 1:10 p.m.

Stephen Colbert, in a video released Saturday ahead of his debut on “The Late Show” in September, had a message in the wake of the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage across the land: “Congratulations, gays!”

“History moves fast,” he said. “It’s hard to believe that gay Americans achieved full constitutional personhood just five years after corporations did!”

Colbert couldn’t help but take a shot at Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote in his dissent that if he had signed onto the majority opinion, “I would hide my head in a bag.”

“I could’ve sworn he was already hiding his head in a flesh-toned cinch-sack,” Colbert said.

“Please come on my show, sir,” he added.

Watch the clip, courtesy of CBS:

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