Ed Whelan

-- President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

-- Former law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Facts

-- Said the Iowa Supreme Court decision that banning marriage equality violated the state constitution was “gobbledygook

-- Used a famous quote about prostitution to describe Elena Kagan's opposition to the former Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy

-- Promotes the idea that adoption by gay couples (or straight couples) is not "ideal" and that children raised by gay parents are comparable to children affected by death and divorce.

-- Accused Justice Vaughn Walker of "harbor(ing) a deep-seated animus against traditional marriage" and says that "he has been unwilling or unable to contain his animus."

-- Supports the idea that, in relation to protecting LGBT people from discrimination, “'discrimination' is 'just another word for decision-making.'"

-- Called it “absurd” to suggest the U.S. constitution supports marriage equality

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Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

Ben Carson

--Neurosurgeoun with an eye on conservative politics

 

Facts

-- In Fox News appearance, equated gays with bestiality and the North American Man/Boy Love Association: "Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition."

Micah Clark

-- Head of the American Family Association of Indiana


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Richard Cohen

-- Founder of the International Healing Foundation, an organization headquartered in Maryland

-- Unlicensed therapist who presents himself as an expert

-- Was a member of the controversial Unification Church for twenty years; his marriage was arranged by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon himself

 

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