In reporting that Washington state voters had upheld a gay marriage law, Fox's Shepard Smith called the news a “victory for civil rights.”

During the Thursday, November 8 edition of Fox News' Fox Report, Smith deviated from the conservative network's general opposition to gay rights.

“A victory for civil rights today, the latest returns show that Washington state voters have narrowly approved a law that legalizes same-sex marriage,” Smith reported. “Today, opponents conceded.”

It's not he first time Smith has shown support for the issue, and he's not the only Fox contributor to do so.

In May, Smith praised President Barack Obama's endorsement of marriage equality, telling viewers that the president is “now in the 21st century.”

Other Fox News personalities who support the institution include Andrew Napolitano, Greg Gutfeld, Lou Dobbs and John Stossel.

In fact, Stossel and nationally syndicated columnist David Harsanyi ganged up on Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's leading opponent of marriage equality, during an appearance last year on Fox Business Network's Stossel.

Smith comes in at #9 on gay glossy Out's Power 50 list.