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‘Dr. Laura’ sings a new tune

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00-04:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner

National News Briefs

“Dr. Laura” Schlessinger is now in support of same-sex unions as long as they’re not called “marriage.”
Speaking to CNN’s Larry King on April 8, she said: “I am very big on human beings finding love, attachment and commitment and being faithful to it, because there’s more to benefit when there is real true commitment and faithfulness to it. I still believe … that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman. So not calling it marriage works for me. But that two people would have that sort of commitment to me is very healthy and very positive thing in their lives and society as a whole. … That’s (same-sex relationships) a beautiful thing and a healthy thing.”
In 2000, gays campaigned relentlessly against Schlessinger’s radio and TV shows, convincing some 150 advertisers to bail from the programs. They quoted Schlessinger as having called gays “aberrant,” “deviant,” “disordered” and a “biological error.”
The campaign ended in January 2001, with StopDrLaura.com co-organizer John Aravosis saying: “Dr. Laura TV has been banished to the wee morning hours in all the top 10 markets, her ratings are abysmal, and she can get few advertisers any better than that lady with the tarot cards. Face it, folks, we all came together and we stopped Dr. Laura.”

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