Quote: Josh Lyman on Gay Marriage – The West Wing

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“I like you guys that want to reduce the size of government, make it just small enough so it can fit in our bedrooms.”

An exchange on gay marriage (Marriage Recognition Act) from The West Wing, Season 2 – Episode 7, “The Portland Trip”, 11/15/00

Congressman Skinner: Josh, all the Marriage Recognition Act does is ensure that a radical social agenda isn’t thrust upon an entire country that isn’t ready for it yet.

Josh Lyman: 32 states have passed laws banning same-sex marriage. The states are doing a fine job protecting themselves from a “radical social agenda” without a federal shield.

Congressman Skinner: Josh…

Josh Lyman: I like you guys that want to reduce the size of government, make it just small enough so it can fit in our bedrooms.


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