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Today in gay wrongs: Jon Stewart looks at how lesbians are faring in red America

Comedy Central

Most of the political (and thus media) attention in the gay rights debate centers around gay men, and gay marriage. On Tuesday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart decided to see how lesbians are doing, and specifically how they're faring in gay-unfriendly red states. Stewart skipped the newlywed niceties of same-sex marriage and focused on the issues all couples grapple with later in life: Divorce, retirement, and death. His "Gaywatch" segment is much funnier than that list makes it sound, but Stewart's most memorable line involves the lesbian divorce case in Texas: "That is impressive to see a lesbian pulling such a dick move." --Peter Weber