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AFA Launches First Assault on Kagan

AFA Launches First Assault on Kagan


Two of the nation's most prominent antigay groups have come out strong and fast against Elena Kagan, President Obama's pick for the next Supreme Court justice.

The American Family Association and Focus on the Family intimate that Kagan, currently the U.S. solicitor general, is sympathetic to gay rights.

Focus vice president of public policy Tom Minnery took Kagan to task for her dearth of experience as a judge before declaring her fatal flaw: Her record seems to indicate she supports equal rights for gays and lesbians.

"Even with her sparse legal record, one thing stands out -- her emotional and legal commitment to the LGBT agenda," Minnery wrote in a statement.

The AFA took aim at Kagan's criticism of "don't ask, don't tell" while at Harvard Law School, where she wrote that the policy was "profoundly wrong" and caused her "deep distress." AFA president Tim Wildmon also argued that Kagan was supportive of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act because she didn't outwardly condemn an August brief from the Department of Justice that declared, "This Administration does not support DOMA as a matter of policy, believes that it is discriminatory, and supports its repeal."

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