Stephen Colbert Draws The Inevitable Link Between Marijuana And Gay Marriage: WATCH

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It’s an odd bit of coincidence that initiatives to legalize same-sex marriage and marijuana are gaining popularity across this great land of ours. Washington State gave both the thumbs up this last election cycle.

To Stephen Colbert, though, it’s no coincidence at all—the “twin sinkholes swallowing America” are intrinsically linked. Well, only so far as they’re both gateways. First you’re marrying two men—next thing you know you’re letting a bichon frize have a bar mitzvah.

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Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.