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Too Good To Be True: Muscrave “Befuddled” Over Report She Opposes Prop 8

Jim Burroway

February 27th, 2013

After The New York Times wrote that former Rep. Marilyn Musgrave had signed on to an Amicus brief ugring the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down California’s Proposition 8, Musgrave went to Denver’s Fox31 asking, “What in the world?”:

I’m very befuddled by this story,” Musgrave told FOX31 Denver. “There’s absolutely no truth to that. I’m reading it thinking, ‘what in the world?’

“I wasn’t even aware of it. I have not changed my position. I’m trying to imagine where anyone would get that information and I can’t figure it out.”

The brief, organized by former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, who is openly gay, urges the Supreme Court to declare that gay and lesbian couples have a Constitutional right to marry.

Musgrave is cited in the lede paragraph of a story by the New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg as part of a growing group of conservative Republicans supporting Mehlman’s brief.

Stolberg told FOX31 that Musgrave’s name was actually on the brief she was shown for the story.

“I got my information from those collecting the signatures,” she told FOX31 Denver.

I was looking forward to hearing from her about her transition from being the Rick Santorum of the House to calling on SCOTUS to strike down Prop 8. I guess it’s going to be a very long wait.



Priya Lynn
February 27th, 2013 | LINK

Oh pooh.

February 27th, 2013 | LINK

Maybe she signed it assuming it must have been for the other side, as the signature gatherers weren’t orgying lepers on fire or something.

February 27th, 2013 | LINK

The NYT article was updated: apparently it was signed by her former district director, for herself.

February 27th, 2013 | LINK

This woman was, is and always will be a hater because her hatred comes from a non-rational source (i.e. extreme right-wing “Christianity”).

Better to look at somebody like Bob Barr, who wrote the original DOMA legislature but today believes it should be repealed.

February 27th, 2013 | LINK

*For himself. I think it was changed again after I copied that.

February 27th, 2013 | LINK

occono: Yeah, it was. That’s some quality reporting at the Times.

Ben M
February 27th, 2013 | LINK

It appears Muscrave’s former staffers are more fair minded than she is… B.J. Nikkel was a former staffer of hers and one of the yes votes in committee on SB-2 in 2012 (Civil Unions) in Colorado.

Mark F.
February 28th, 2013 | LINK

It doesn’t matter to many on this board, because she’d be even more savagely attacked if she did really change her mind.

February 28th, 2013 | LINK

Believing there’s “nothing more important in society then the Marriage issue” is a savage attack to me. It’s ignoring real issues people have in favour of focusing hate on a group of people. So I’m not above snarky jokes, I’m not employed to improve and maintain society.

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