S.E. Cupp gets emotional over same-sex marriage decision

S.E. Cupp appeared to fight back tears on CNN Friday as she reacted to the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide.

“Sorry,” the conservative commentator told Wolf Blitzer, her voice quivering as footage of a celebratory scene outside the Supreme Court aired on-screen, saying, “it’s hard to watch that and, um, not get emotional.”

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“Those people there,” Cupp, referring to the gay-marriage supporters, “are not pariahs. They are patriots.”

“And wherever you stand on the politics of this issue — and I’ve long been supportive of gay rights — it’s hard not to see these people as just wanting the human dignity that the rest of us have,” the cable network’s pundit continued.

“I’m trying to tell my party: You’re going to be a relic. You’re going to be left behind if you don’t come to terms with the fact that this is our future.”

Saying she “grew up with gay friends,” Cupp told Blitzer, “You meet people — not policies, not politics. But if you meet real people and you realize, they’re not asking for much. They’re asking for what you take for granted.”

“To celebrate with them after so many years of feeling like there’s a double standard and different treatment, means everything to me.”