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"The Simpsons" Gay Marriage Episode Sparks Ire

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Feb 22, 2005 | 11:00am EST

An episode of hit cartoon The Simpsons has sparked outrage among conservative groups in America, who accuse it of promoting gay marriage.

On Sunday's episode of long-running show, character Homer Simpson performed dozens of gay marriages, and his wife Marge's sister, Patty Bouvier, showed up with her girlfriend.

But while the episode entertained a number of fans, L. Brent Bozell III, the president of the Parents Television Council, blasts, "At a time when the public mood is overwhelmingly against gay marriage, any show that promotes gay marriage is deliberately bucking the public mood."

Representatives of network Fox TV have declined comment.

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