BY HEATHER HOGAN
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have long been two of the LGBT community’s favorite straight allies. Maybe it’s because they’re equal-opportunity piss-takers, calling out Democrats who don’t support same-sex rights with the same incredulous smirk they use to call out Republicans and Fox News. (There was a time when President Obama was really tight-lipped about same-sex marriage, remember.) Maybe it’s because they — Stewart, especially — have been parodying homophobes since before parodying homophobes was cool. Or maybe it’s simply the fact that satire is the best way to mock the ridiculousness of anti-gay people and politicians.
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