Joe Kernen, CNBC Host, Grills Eric Cantor On Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

WATCH: CNBC Host Grills Eric Cantor

During an interview with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Friday, CNBC host Joe Kernen filled some air time by bringing up a topic rarely discussed on the finance-focused news network: same-sex marriage.

Kernen opined that many people who would be Republicans vote against the GOP because of the party's stance against same-sex marriage. He asked Cantor if history will judge the Republican party for waiting too long to support same-sex marriage.

"There are those of us who have personal religious convictions about the issue," Cantor said. "And I think that we as a country need to respect people about their opinion, not matter which side you come down on."

Kernen challenged Cantor's position and bluntly said, "No one's asking you to marry another man." Cantor broke out in laughter and steered the conversation back to one about the economy.

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