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June 1st, 2012
05:51 AM ET

"Early Start" anchor Ashleigh Banfield clarifies her comments from Thursday's show

"Early Start" anchor Ashleigh Banfield clarifies her comments on gays from Thursday's show.

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  1. bptr

    So someone please explain WHY Paedophilia, Incest, Bestiality etc is a crime but Homosexuality is not.
    By the way, Paedophilia is defined as sexual attraction to a PREPUBESCENT, not a minor. Having sex under tha age of 18 is illegal in at least 12 states. The Age of Consents vary with state jurisdiction and are arbitrary. 16 is legal in 30 states but most people are completely ignorant about this.

    Society decides (not the Bible) what sex is "acceptable" and what is not. There are no absolutes – obviosusly, since a man having sex with a 16yo girl is perfectly fine in Indiana and Iowa but is a heinous criminal one state over in Illinois or Wisconsin.

    All consensual sex should be legal. Young people must get permission from their parents or legal guardian.

    December 4, 2012 at 5:28 am | Reply
  2. Donna

    Ashleigh, love the glasses. Who's the designer? Thanks

    June 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Reply
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  3. Anindo Choudhury

    Dear Ashleigh,
    I knew what you meant when you made your original statement. Yes, it was clumsily put, and thanks for your clarification. I apologize if you've been getting a lot of blow back for your comments, and thanks for your clarification. You went above and beyond and everyone should be most appreciative. I just want you to know that there are many of us in the LGBTQ community who are level headed and can separate true bigots from people who mangle a sentence here and there. So, ignore the alarmist and hysterical reactions from some quarters. You'll get that; straight or gay, people are people. You're doing a fabulous job, and I hope you remain, deep down, and advocate against homophobia. Just wanted to give you a shout out of support. All best.

    June 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
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      June 22, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
  4. Dusty K.

    Oh Banfield… I am soooo disappointed in you. I thought you knew better. What has happened to you since you got married and had kids. What you had a kid and turned all homophobe? You joined CNN and Wolf Blitzer got to you?

    Seriiously? Really? After all we taught you from the other network??? Really sad. Really sad.



    June 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Reply
    • Jason

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      June 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Reply

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