Fox News appeared to have accidentally included a picture of a lesbian couple kissing at their wedding, to accompany an article written about traditional gender roles in marriage.

The column, titled, To be happy ,we must admit women and men aren’t ‘equal’, written by Suzanne Venker, discussed a “new way” of thinking about gender, which was being preached by “feminists”, causing men and women to have “no idea who’s supposed to do what”.

Ms Venker wrote: “Being equal in worth, or value, is not the same as being identical, interchangeable beings. Men and women may be capable of doing many of the same things, but that doesn’t mean they want to. That we don’t have more female CEOs or stay-at-home dads proves this in spades.”

She effectively goes on to blame women for a “battle of the sexes”.

The image in question was of an Alaskan lesbian couple, Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur, who got married at the top of the Empire State Building in 2012. 

Fox News has since replaced the picture of the couple of the couple with a stock image of male and female symbols.

Suzanne Venker was the niece of conservative anti-gay leader, Phyllis Schlafly, who has spoken out against equal marriage in the past. 

Fox News came under heavy criticism for using an image of Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams’ fictional character from the 1993 film of the same name, in a story about transgender inequality.

Last week a Fox News TV presented appeared to be attempting to suggest a link between paedophilia, and the possibility that the Boy Scouts of American may allow gay members, volunteers and staff