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Fox’s Shep Smith: Same States That Were ‘Fighting Integration’ Are Against Gay Marriage

During his breaking news coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear four different cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in four different states this term — Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee — Fox News’ Shepard Smith compared the remaining resistance to marriage equality in this country to those who wanted to keep segregation intact during the Civil Rights Movement.


“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 understandable. 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.”

To the Wall Street Journal editor John Bussey’s assertion that “there’s still disagreement on this issue within the American population,” Smith replied, “There’s still disagreement on segregation.”

As Smith reported, by combining the four challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court could effectively legalize marriages in all 50 states with its ruling.

Watch video below, via Fox News:

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