CNN Asks Anti-Prop 8 Plaintiffs If They're 'Considered Heroes'

CNN host Randi Kaye was eager to provide same-sex marriage supporters with a stately platform on Wednesday afternoon. In her interview of the plaintiffs in the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage (Proposition 8), she gleefully asked them about their wedding plans. Then Kaye teed them up again with this softball question: "Are you considered heroes by those who support same-sex marriage? What are you hearing from people?"

At the end of the interview, the couple invited certain GOP opponents of same-sex marriage over to their house for a conversation on the matter. Kaye promised CNN would cover it and quickly added "And, we'll bring the meal."

Kaye did once ask them to respond to the opposition's claim that Proposition 8, which was passed by voters, was struck down by the courts. "And some of those say that, you know what, it's the voters' voices that need to be heard, not the courts," Kaye stated.

However, the rest of Kaye's interview oozed with sympathy for the couple. She asked them if they were "concerned" about the Republicans winning the presidential election, noting that "all the GOP candidates except Ron Paul support a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Rick Santorum has actually said that he would actually nullify all existing same-sex marriages."

"So are you concerned at all, Paul, about the election later this year?" she asked one of her guests.

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014