Marriage equality opponent and Boston College law professor appears in advertisement without college's consent

A Boston College law professor against marriage equality appeared in a Maine TV advertisement for Stand for Marriage Maine without permission from the college.

Scott Fitzgibbon, a Boston College law professor, appeared in an anti-marriage equality TV advertisement in Maine without permission from the college.

The advertisement, called Stand for Marriage Maine, warned “Mainers” of the consequences if the November same-sex marriage ballot passes. He also identifies himself in connection to Boston College in the advertisement.

Boston College law school dean John Garvey released a letter to UWire, a FoxNews.com connection, in response to some faculty disagreement with the advertisement.

Scott Fitzgibbon, a Boston College law professor, appeared in a TV advertisement in Maine against same-sex marriage without consent from the college. Photo courtesy of Advocate.com
Scott Fitzgibbon, a Boston College law professor, appeared in a TV advertisement in Maine against same-sex marriage without consent from the college. Photo courtesy of Advocate.com

“Professor Fitzgibbon, as a member of our faculty, is free to express his views … we also have faculty members who hold a contrary view, which they too are free to express publicly,” Garvey said. “As I think any of our faculty might have done, he stated his views without prior notice to or clearance from the law school.”

To read the full article and watch the advertisement, click here.

Kim Brown

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