Fox News anchor Shepard Smith told
viewers on Friday that the same states that fought racial integration
continue to oppose marriage equality.
Smith was covering the announcement
that the Supreme Court would hear cases challenging gay marriage bans
in four states.
Court agrees to hear four cases challenging gay marriage bans.)
“Not in every case, but in most
cases, the same states which were fighting integration are fighting
this as well,” Smith said. “Those states which always seem to be
behind the curve for reasons which are explainable and
He also suggested that such bans are
“Those are the places where this is
going to turn out to be the most difficult, especially if the Supreme
Court stays with what has seemed to be a trend toward inclusion and
away from discrimination,” Smith said.
When Wall Street Journal editor
John Bussey stated that “there's still disagreement on this issue
within the American population,” Smith quickly responded that
“there's still disagreement on segregation.” (The video is
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