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    The social media crowd’s response to Warren’s tongue-in-cheek remark was a somewhat mixed one, as netizens seemed either amused with her wit or displeased by the fact that she essentially did not answer the question she was asked in the first place.

    US senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was thrust into the spotlight both offline and online while attending CNN's LGBTQ Town Hall in Los Angeles on 10 October.

    During the event, Morgan Cox, chair of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors, brought up what the media outlet described as a "potential faith-based argument against same-sex marriages", asking Warren how she would reply if an "old-fashioned" supporter told her that they believe marriage is between one man and one woman.

    "I'm going to assume it is a guy who said that. And I'm going to say, 'Well, then just marry one woman. I'm cool with that'," she said, pausing slightly before delivering the punchline: "Assuming you can find one."

    Warren’s response elicited a somewhat mixed reaction online, as while some social media users praised her for her quick wit, others argued that the senator did actually answer the question she was asked in the first place.

    The televised forum in Los Angeles became the second major presidential forum dedicated to LGBTQ issues during the Democratic nominating campaign, following an event in Iowa last month.

    Elizabeth Warren, a US senator from Massachusetts, recently managed to take a narrow lead over former Vice President Joe Biden for the first time in a major national opinion poll.

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