Maryland’s marriage equality law hasn’t even been signed yet, but Baltimore Fox News affiliate WBFF-45 has endorsed a referendum effort to repeal the measure.
On the WBFF website, a prominent, anchored link to the online petition calling for a referendum on marriage has been added to a homepage navigation bar. It reads “Same-Sex Marriage Petition” and links to the site gathering names to force the referendum. Opponents of the marriage law have until the end of May to collect just over 18,000 signatures, then until June 30 to gather the total of about 55,000 valid signatures.
So much for “fair and balanced.” I wonder what the gay employees of Fox News and its affiliates — like anchor Shepard Smith — think about the company endorsing this referendum. Let WBFF and Fox know what you think of their marriage opposition, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-467-4545.
A WBFF employee who works on the website told me that the link did not originate with the local web staff and was posted by “corporate.” The number for that office is 410-568-1500. The person who answered that number referred me back to the local station.