“I’m very befuddled by this story,” Musgrave told FOX31 Denver. “There’s absolutely no truth to that. I’m reading it thinking, ‘what in the world?’
“I wasn’t even aware of it. I have not changed my position. I’m trying to imagine where anyone would get that information and I can’t figure it out.”
The brief, organized by former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, who is openly gay, urges the Supreme Court to declare that gay and lesbian couples have a Constitutional right to marry.
Musgrave is cited in the lede paragraph of a story by the New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg as part of a growing group of conservative Republicans supporting Mehlman’s brief.
Stolberg told FOX31 that Musgrave’s name was actually on the brief she was shown for the story.
“I got my information from those collecting the signatures,” she told FOX31 Denver.
Musgrave earned a 100% rating from the Family Research Council, now a certified anti-gay hate group, during most of her congressional tenure.
Rather than being corrected, the article appears to have been removed from the New York Times website, an odd response, but is still shown in their search results:
Yesterday, MSNBC reported that former President George W. Bush also had signed on to the brief, which was also incorrect:
UDATE: 12:25 PM ET — The New York Times removed the original article but reposted it at a different URL, with this correction noted:
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: February 27, 2013
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that former Representative Marilyn Musgrave, Republican of Colorado, had signed on to the brief. The brief was signed by Ms. Musgrave’s former district director, for herself.
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