In an interview with CNN on May 14, 2012, Jay took a strong stand on the issue of gay marriage. He even likened the struggle for marriage equality to the Civil Rights movement:
"I've always thought of it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business, and you can choose to love whoever you love. That's their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It's discrimination, plain and simple."