Equality Matters - Video http://equalitymatters.org This link is for use by RSS-enabled software to retrieve the latest videos from Equality Matters en-US Copyright 2019, Media Matters for America Fox's Megyn Kelly: Accepting Transgender Children Causes "Confusion" For Other Students http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201511100001 From the November 9 edition of Fox News' The Kelly File:

MEGYN KELLY:  Was there any consideration given to the confusion this was going to cause the rest of the children? 

MADELINE KIRKSEY:  Only by myself and the other staff that were in the kids' club. 

KELLY:  What did the other parents say? I'm sure there was some word of this, whether this kind of thing would get around. What was their feedback about whether they wanted their children to encounter this issue at age 6? 

KIRKSEY:  We had a parent that was openly upset and she did discuss it with the director. 

KELLY: And what was the response?

KIRSKEY: The director or the parent? 

KELLY: What did the director tell the parent her rights were with respect to her child? 

KIRSKEY: I'm not sure about the response because I wasn't at the location at the time. 

KELLY: Andy, with, you know, with all sympathy and empathy for that child and what she is going through, was there no consideration given to what this would put the other children through? They are nowhere near at point of being able to understand that gender has now become a fluid thing for some. 

ANDY TAYLOR: Well, what this school did was a total outrage, Megyn. You know, we're talking about a 6-year-old little girl. She had been there four month as a girl and all of a sudden from Friday to Monday it's no longer Sally. Now it's Johnny. That's going to put her in a situation where she's going to be ridiculed by her fellow students. And think about those students. They are going to be confused by what's happening. Learning about transgender for the first time in a school setting, and what my client was trying to do is to protect the dignity of all those children. 

KELLY: But what could be done? Her parents have a genuine held belief that she is actually a boy and should live her life as a boy, what could have been done to satisfy both sides, in your view? 

TAYLOR: Well, think about it. You know, I have young children and when -- when they are going to see a movie or have a book read in class, the school informs the parents in advance. They give us a written note and say do you agree with us or not and make accommodations? 

KELLY:  And that didn't happen here, we heard that. 

TAYLOR:  Of course not. They totally blew it off. 


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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201511100001 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:09:06 EDT
Fox's Shepard Smith On Kim Davis: "Haters Are Gonna Hate" http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201509080001 From the September 8 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:

SHEPARD SMITH: Well they set this up as a religious play again. This is the same crowd that says 'we don't want Sharia law. Don't let them come in here and start telling us what to do. Keep their religion out of our lives and out of our government.' Well here we go again.

When this started this lawyer said he needed an accommodation for a woman who wanted one. She said she didn't want her name on a license -- but -- for gay people. They couldn't come up with an accommodation. Now they've come up with one, they've let her out of jail, said 'alright, you don't have to have your name on there, just put the name of the county on there. All this is done.' But it's not what they want. You're hearing now what they want.

This is what they want, and this is what they're going to get. They're gonna get a stirred up argument and a couple of days of the news cycle and they're gonna be able to make these claims -- and the truth is when you get right down to the fundamentals of this the Supreme Court of the United States says that you can't have things being okay for one group of people and not okay for another group of people.

This is not unprecedented. They did it when they said that black and white people couldn't marry. And they said oh, wait, I guess you can. And now they've said straight people and gay people can also all get married. You want to get married, go right at it. The government is not going to get in the way of you anymore than they did in the way of straight people back in the day.

But haters are gonna hate. And we thought that what this woman wanted was an accommodation which they've now granted her, something that worked for everybody but it's not what they want. This is what they want. [emphasis added]


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http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201509080001 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 17:42:39 EDT
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Highlights Violence Against Transgender Women Of Color http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201508250002 From the August 25 edition of MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts:


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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201508250002 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:20:18 EDT
Fox's Advice To Gay Couple Refused A Wedding Cake: "Just Get A Carvel Cake" http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201507090001 From the July 9 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:


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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201507090001 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:27:41 EDT
Fox News Contributor Alveda King Compares Homosexuality To Drug Use, Gluttony http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201506100001 From the June 9 Family Research Council panel "Marriage and Civil Rights: How to Respond Rightly If the Court Gets It Wrong:"


Meet Alveda King, The Fox News Contributor Who Blames Natural Disasters On Gay Marriage

"Non-political"? Alveda King Attacks "Womb War," Same-Sex Marriage, Promotes Prayer in Public Schools

Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201506100001 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:45:41 EDT
Univision Shines A Light On The Struggles Transgender Latinas Face http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201506030003 From the June 2 edition of Univision's Noticiero Univision:


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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201506030003 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:34:44 EDT
Laura Ingraham Likens Same-Sex Marriage Rights To State-Validated Incest, Polygamy http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201504290001 From the April 29 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show:


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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201504290001 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:37:16 EDT
Joe Scarborough: We Shouldn’t Judge Florists In Indiana Who Don’t Want To Serve Same-Sex Couples http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201504010001 From the April 1 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:


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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201504010001 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:27:37 EDT
Alan Colmes Dismantles Fox's Defense Of Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201503270001 From the March 27 edition of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson


Fox News' Dishonest Defense Of Indiana's Anti-LGBT "Religious Freedom" Law

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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201503270001 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:34:49 EDT
CNN's Cuomo Grills AL Chief Justice On Defiance Of SCOTUS Over Marriage Equality http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201502120001 From the February 12 edition of CNN's New Day:


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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201502120001 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:17:05 EDT
Limbaugh Points To <em>NY Mag</em> Story On Incest As A Consequence Of Gay Marriage http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201501210001 From the January 21 edition of Premiere Radio Networks The Rush Limbaugh Show:


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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201501210001 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:17:44 EDT
Fox's Shepard Smith: "The Same States That Were Fighting Integration" Are Fighting Marriage Equality http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201501160001 From the January 16 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:


On Fox, Shepard Smith Calls Washington State Voters Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage A "Victory For Civil Rights"

Fox’s Shep Smith On Marriage Equality: “Shades Of Segregation And States’ Rights... Playing Itself Out All Over Again, Isn’t It?”

Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201501160001 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:09:56 EDT
Atlanta Mayor: Anti-Gay Fire Chief "Was Not Terminated Because Of His Faith" http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201501150001 From the January 15 edition of MSNBC's News Nation with Tamron Hall:


Fox's Erickson Calls LGBT Community "Terrorists" Over Firing Of Anti-Gay Atlanta Fire Chief

Atlanta’s Mayor Dismantles “Religious Freedom” Defense Of Terminated Anti-Gay Fire Chief

Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201501150001 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:27:19 EDT
Laura Ingraham Stokes Fears About Cleveland's Transgender-Inclusive Restrooms http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201411140001 From the November 14 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show:


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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201411140001 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:47:35 EDT
Limbaugh: Houston Mayor Subpoenaed Pastors Because She's A Lesbian http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201410290001 From the October 29 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:


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Equality Matters staff http://equalitymatters.org/emtv/201410290001 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:04:07 EDT