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Wanda Sykes And Dan Bucatinsky Discuss Same-Sex Marriage On 'Oprah's Next Chapter' (VIDEO)

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Openly gay comedian Wanda Sykes has a question for the people who believe that same-sex marriage will damage the country: Do you know how many people got married yesterday?

"Neither do I, and I don't care. So why do you care?" she says in the above clip from "Oprah's Next Chapter" airing Sunday. The episode will feature a conversation about being gay in America between Sykes, "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and "Scandal" star Dan Bucatinsky.

"I don't understand why people really get upset about something that doesn't affect them at all," Sykes says.

Bucatinsky, who is raising two children with his husband of 21 years, argues that if getting married on reality TV doesn't cheapen the sanctity of marriage, neither should his relationship.

"The sanctity of marriage is that you can be on a contest and at the end of 12 weeks, you're going to marry -- for life -- or at least say vows to, a person from a reality show that you just met," he says. "And that doesn't threaten the sanctity of marriage? Are you kidding me?"

"You are so right," Oprah says to Bucatinsky.

"That doesn't threaten the sanctity of marriage, but my love for my spouse of 21 years, and our two kids, is going to ruin families?" he continues. "It's maddening."

"Oprah's Next Chapter" airs Sunday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. ET as part of a special night of programming on OWN focusing on being gay in America. The episode will be followed by the world television premiere of the groundbreaking documentary, "Bridegroom."

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