In a redneck’s worst nightmare, Late Show host Stephen Colbert offered a level-headed response to North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT laws while two men dressed as Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln kissed passionately behind him.

Now, it may not be the most level-headed response after all, but when you are faced with a law that purely exists because of hate, well, you can’t really expect anyone to be level-headed.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com