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Monday
May072012

Project 21’s Borelli Debates Gay Marriage, Islamic Law and Gender Politics on Fox News

On the 5/6/12 edition of “America’s News Headquarters” on the Fox News Channel, Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli calls Vice President Biden’s recent comments favoring gay marriage a “trial balloon” for President Obama potentially changing his own view on the issue.  Deneen says it is “insulting” to compare gay marriage advocacy to efforts against discrimination of American blacks in the past, saying gay marriage is “not a civil rights issue.”

On another topic discussed during the segment, Deneen and her fellow panelists agree that a female lawyer involved in a terrorism trial has every right to dress in a way that she says will not offend her Islamic clients, but she has no right to demand a similar dress code be enforced against other women in the courtroom.

Later in this “Power Panel” segment, Deneen says “you can’t change the rules in the middle of the game” with regard to a 13-year-old boy who was kicked off an otherwise all-girl field hockey team because of fears that his presence on the team would cause it to someday be dominated by boys.  This situation delves to the heart of the arguments about gender parity in youth-related sports in America.

Deneen is joined in this discussion by Fox News Channel guest host Heather Childers, Fox News contributor July Roginsky and talk show host Mary Walter.

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