Fox’s Starnes Reacts To DOMA Decision By Comparing Same-Sex Marriage To Marrying A Pet
May 31, 2012 3:52 pm ET by Carlos Maza
This morning, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit declared the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional, finding that the federal government’s denial of federal benefits to lawfully married same-sex couples “has not been adequately supported by any permissible federal interest.”
In response, Fox News Radio reporter and anti-gay mouthpiece Todd Starnes took to Twitter to criticize the “activist judges” responsible for the decision and compare same-sex marriage to marriage between humans and animals:
Two of the three judges who voted against DOMA were appointed by Republican presidents. Judge Michael Boudin, who has been referred to as “possibly the most respected jurist on the First Circuit,” was appointed by President George H.W. Bush, and Judge Juan Torruella was appointed by President Ronald Reagan. And as Think Progress’s Ian Millhiser noted, the court’s decision was actually narrow and cautious – not exactly what one would expect from “militant,” “activist” judges.