Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fox's go-to gal for reaction to Fed's DOMA defense change? Homophobe Maggie Gallagher

Media Matters reports that today, when the Department of Justice announced that it would cease defending Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act (after the DOJ and the White House found that its definition of marriage as a "legal union between one man and one woman" was unconstitutional), Fox News' America Live, anchor Megyn Kelly reported the announcement, then turned first for reaction to National Organization for Marriage chairman Maggie Gallagher, who attacked President Obama for "an extraordinary unconstitutional measure." [DOMA announcement: hate groups react.]
Gallagher is an anti-gay activist who has claimed that the legalization of same-sex marriage will lead to polygamy and represents the downfall of "American civilization." She has described same-sex marriage as a "lie about human nature" and claimed that "[p]olygamy is not worse than gay marriage, it is better," because "[a]t least polygamy, for all its ugly defects, is an attempt to secure stable mother-father families for children.

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