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07/21/2011 04:48 pm ET | Updated Sep 20, 2011

Sen. Al Franken Grills Focus On The Family's Tom Minnery Over Questionable DOMA Research

Focus On The Family, the Colorado Springs based vanguard of the Christian right, has long been known to advance the conservative agenda. The organization's advocacy group, CitizenLink, frequently appears before Congress. Such was the case Thursday when Tom Minnery, the group's executive director, testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), one of the co-sponsors of the repeal effort, took issue with Minnery's interpretation of what constitutes a "nuclear family," and wasn't afraid to say it.

Reached for response, the author of the study Minnery cites told Politico, "Sen. Franken is right."

Watch Franken disagree in a big way: