“”The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals,” O’Reilly said Tuesday on Fox. “‘We’re Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else.’ That’s a compelling argument, and to deny that, you have got to have a very strong argument on the other side. The argument on the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”
O’Reilly has previously stated he takes a libertarian view on the issue, and repeated Tuesday night that it’s a decision that should be left up to the states.
In a May 2009 column on his website, he again argued the matter should be decided by states but also said he understands that “most Americans believe heterosexual marriage deserves a special place in our society.”