During the event, Warren was asked: "Let's say you're on the campaign trail and a supporter approaches you and says 'senator, I'm old fashioned and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.' What is your response?" While all the candidates were vying to be seen as a champion of LGBTQ rights, according to many people online, Warren came out on top.
"Well, I'm going to assume it's a guy who said that", she said, continuing: "And I'm going to say 'then just marry one woman.' I'm cool with that". "I apologize", he tweeted. "Harris said her pronouns were she her and her's, I said mine too", Cuomo wrote in a tweet.
But not everyone found the comeback to be a good one.
In a trailblazing move, the California senator jumped in after her introduction to add: "And my pronouns are she, her, and hers". National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Matt Whitlock agreed. "That is the basis of the faith that I grew up in".
Warren went on to say that while her exposure to the community was "gradual" as not many people were out "in those days" in Oklahoma, she was always shocked by the hatefulness towards the community, especially from people of faith.
That wasn't the only awkward moment in CNN's town hall. They are precious in his sight. It is really about the preciousness of each and every life.
"I am an ally of the LGBTQ community, and I am sorry because I am committed to helping us achieve equality".
Buttigieg is the first openly gay person to make a serious bid for the presidency.
Cuomo's joke immediately received backlash from gay rights activists and journalists on Twitter, including GLAAD, an organization that promotes LGBTQ acceptance.