Anderson Cooper obliterates senator’s entire defense of Arizona anti-gay law


On the February 24 edition of his show, Anderson Cooper discussed the controversial Arizona law that could legalize any religiously-motivated discrimination with Senator Al Melvin—and along with constitutional law professor Kenji Yoshino, completely shot down every one of Melvin’s claims.

In addition to not seeming aware that under current law, it is legal in Arizona—Melvin’s own state—to fire someone because of their sexual orientation, he said in response to a question about discrimination against divorced women and unwed mothers, “I think you’re being far-fetched with all due respect sir. As a Christian, as most God-fearing men and women would respect unwed mothers, divorced women, who would discriminate [against]them? I’ve never heard of discriminating against people like that. I never have…”

Watch both parts of the segment below.

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