Noah discussed the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade during his Wednesday night episode and said the abortion decision “opened the door to future rulings that could overturn other rights.”
Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, in a concurring opinion in the abortion case, said the court should look at other precedents based on the right to privacy, including same-sex marriage and contraception.
With marriage equality under threat, the House this week passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which faces an uncertain future in the Senate. Every House Democrat voted for the bill, but only 47 of the 211 GOP representatives were for it.
Noah on Wednesday questioned why those 157 GOP representatives voted against the bill.
“So you’re on the record now against interracial marriage? Look, I know mixed couples have ruined your lives for the past few years, but I think that’s time to let that go,” Noah said as he flashed an image of the latest two Democratic presidents and vice presidents.
Watch Noah’s take on the Respect for Marriage Act vote below: