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Fox News Contributor: Gays Not ‘Neighborly’ To Ask For Equal Rights

A Fox News contributor enraged gay activists yesterday by declaring that homosexuals were “not nice or “neighborly” by fighting for equal rights and protection under the law. Although George Will stated that gay people deserved equal treatment from businesses, he spoke out against gay marriage and said they shouldn’t be aggressively pursuing equal treatment. He made the controversial comments during a panel discussion on Fox News Sunday.

“It’s a funny kind of sore winner in the gay rights movement that would say, ‘A photographer doesn’t want to photograph my wedding — I’ve got lots of other photographers I could go to, but I’m going to use the hammer of government to force them to do this,’” said Will. “It’s not neighborly and it’s not nice. The gay rights movement is winning. They should be, as I say, not sore winners.”

However, Will acknowledged public accommodations section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 said that businesses had to serve everyone equally. He made reference to establishments that refused to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples and told them they should simply “bake the cake.”

Despite identifying as a conservative, he has been openly critical of Republican policies in the past. Will slammed the Defense of Marriage Act last year and said that opposition to same-sex marriage is “literally dying.” He also opposes the death penalty and favors the legalization of drugs. Will also criticized conservative commentator Ann Coulter as an “enemy” to the conservative pursuit of an intellectual brand. Last year, he revealed that his views have been progressively leaning more towards the libertarian model.

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  • RLPulliam

    Nice way to spin lies out of truth. George Will should be publicly humiliated and shamed.

  • wifenum2

    As far as I am concerned my mute button will never be worn out because I will not listen to this loser. I will get up and go for a run.

  • Joseph Scott Jr

    Another very stupid comment from someone who comes from the Right wing, really intelligent, :0) This is another 20th century remark from an ideology from the 20th century. Only thing wrong is this is the 21st century, and this comment is on the wrong side of History. Just 8 months more, and we can finally began to clean up Our house of all the wasted minds and garbage.

  • Andy Savak

    He certainly didn’t learn much in all those years of writing. . .maybe he’s losing it.

  • MAXINE DELICATA

    HEY LOOSER ,
    I TAKE YOUR EQUAL RIGHTS AWAY FROM YOU, NOW I AM NEIGHBORLY AND FRIENDLY.

  • MAXINE DELICATA

    IS IGNORANCE A REQUESIT FOR BEING NAMED GEORGE? bush, zimmerman.

  • Rita Smith

    George Will is no longer relevant.