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Anti-gay groups decry Supreme Court rulings while claiming victory

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins

The United States Supreme Court today issued two historic opinions in cases involving same-sex marriage rights. And while both cases could be considered victories for LGBTQ rights supporters, the impact of both cases will have little impact on gay and lesbian couples in states that have banned such marriages – like Georgia.

Anti-gay groups universally condemned the court's rulings yet still claimed victory because the impact of both cases was not as broad as some anti-gay groups had feared.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said today he and his organization were “disappointed” by today's rulings but said he was relieved that the court did not “redefine marriage for the entire country.”

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Outspoken: Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Perkins and more…

Actress Kristin Chenoweth

“I’m attracted to girls and that’s what’s going to make me happy. I don’t even like to label myself. … I’ve actually had two boyfriends but I know at the end of the day who I want to come home to and it’s going to be a girl. That’s what I like.”

“So You Think You Can Dance” runner-up Sasha Mallory, in a recent interview about the Fox reality show, where she said she is “not afraid to tell people I’m gay,” but viewers “didn’t really need to know if I was gay or straight.” (AfterEllen.com, Aug. 25)

“To be frank, I didn’t understand why we’re talking about contestants being gay or not gay. I don’t go into my dentist and say, ‘Are you gay?’ I don’t say to contestants on So You Think You Can Dance, ‘Are you gay?’ What does it got to do with me?”

Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer of “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” responding to criticism about the lack of openly gay contestants on the shows. (Entertainment Weekly, Aug. 17)