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Jon Stewart on Kansas: ‘No place like homophobia’ (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York.
Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. File photo

Comedian Jon Stewart’s departure from the “Daily Show” probably can’t come soon enough for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

In a comedic smackdown that may make Kansas business recruiters cringe, Stewart pokes fun at Kansas and Alabama for trying to stomp on the rights of gay and lesbian couples. Brownback issued an order earlier this week stripping gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state workers of a protection established under former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius

In the video, Stewart coins the term “Brownbacking.” Stewart’s commentary on Kansas begins at about the 2:00 mark.

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