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Supreme Court Will ‘Impose Gay Marriage In All Fifty States’ Warns Maggie Gallagher

by David Badash on October 30, 2013

in News

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Having never worried about public perception, Maggie Gallagher is not, for the most part, a flip-flopper. But the 53-year old former journalist, former president and former chair of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, and former head of the apparently defunct Culture War Victory Fund now is admitting one-hundred percent defeat.

“I believe the Supreme Court is going to impose gay marriage in all fifty states within the next two years,” the Roman Catholic, who still blogs at the National Review, told Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) News Nightly’s Colleen Carroll Campbell last week. “I think the battle is going to shift to religious liberty,” Gallagher adds.

Of course she does, because that’s where, economically, she’s planted herself now, having lost the same-sex marriage war. Gallagher is now a fellow at American Principles in Action, a low-funded political action committee.

But who’s Gallagher’s new boss at APIA? According to CREW (PDF) her old boss: Robert P. George who co-founded NOM with Gallagher. (Surprise!)

Gallagher blames the country’s embrace of same-sex marriage on “Republican elites that decided they would never talk about the issue.” Apparently, every Republican candidate for president has just gotten downgraded.

Gallagher calls those who support same-sex marriage “the mushy middle.”

The 30-minute program is chock-full of interesting right-wing paranoia and propaganda, but that one particular quote is making the rounds.

Jeremy Hooper of Good As You concludes that potential donors hold “stop giving to the National Org. For Marriage,” as the “fight is all but fruitless. NOM’s co-founder has pretty much admitted it.”

The video below includes appearances from Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), and Michael Warren, of The Weekly Standard.

The video is cued up to start about a minute before Gallagher’s admission of defeat.

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User2post October 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm

These people are so damn senseless and paranoid. Yes, the Supreme Court of the USA, containing 8 married heterosexual men and women and 1 single woman, will force every man in America to marry a man, every woman in America to marry a woman. That is how gay marriage is "imposed" in all 50 states. That makes so much sense.

ascanius001 October 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm

This war is going to go on for a very long time. Even after we have marriage in every state, these fanatical anti-gay Christianists will continue their work to undermine us and our newly won rights, just as they have been successfully rolling back women's rights in state houses throughout the country.

Huntercgo October 31, 2013 at 9:19 am

Yes, it will, and Gallagher's outlining the new strategy — anything having to do with acknowledging the existence of gay people and their rights is going to be an infringement of "religious freedom." And they'll follow the same playbill they've followed with women's reproductive freedom, because it's not about marriage, it's about the very existence of LGBTs. Watch for very broad "religious" exemptions in state bills legalizing marriage equality, with the intent of either exempting everyone from gay-inclusive anti-discrimination laws or tying the issue up in the courts for years, if not decades. We've already seen that happen.

In the meantime, the new target for the venom will be trans people. That's already starting, because we're dealing with a bunch of bullies who can be counted on to attack the most vulnerable and they're realizing they've lost their fundraising clout on the marriage front.

bndkllr2 October 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Unfortunately, it seems bigotry never really gives up. Look at what is happening with race. Sure, it is illegal to fire someone in all 50 states for being black, or ban interracial marriages, and we have a black president. But those who do not like black people still find opportunities to insult them (welfare queens!), and demagoge them as lazy, violent, etc. The hard truth is, we must remain on guard, while at the same time realize that some people will always hate us no matter what. All we can do is work to create a society where such people are isolated enough that they cannot degrade the quality of our lives.

ldfrmc October 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Well, Halloween in one more day. Kids have ghosts and goblins to fear. Adults? We have this group in the video.

(would someone with 'hair expertise' please wrestle Maggie to the ground and give her a decent doo?!)

Love the way the 'commentator' quickly goes out of her way to disclaim any political endorsement Gallagher is trying to make on the broadcast for a political candidate in Virginia (at 19:26 onward – 21:42 snafu).

I must agree with Maggie: Marriage is a powerful institution – made even more so now!

Isn't Huelskamp a work! At 8:00: immigration "is left up to (elected) officials." "It's NOT like an issue of life or marriage or contraception (individual choices, Timmy?) it's (immigration) something that is left up to us.

So get out of my decisions about marriage, life, contraception! Those are neither your decisions nor your church's decisions.

jeffsf1234 October 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Maggie saw the writing on the wall. That is why she jumped ship. I do think she is right about one thing. The next battle is religion. I believe in the not to distant future these religious zealots who have infiltrated our political system are going to be put in front of the SCOTUS for review. I think they are going to be very surprised to learn that, although they have "freedom of religion", we also have "freedom from their religion". As such they most likely will be gently asked to return to their homes and houses of worship and told to stay out of our secular society. We did it with cigarette smokers….it is not to far of leap with religion. Both clearly choices.

sdfrenchie October 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Talk about a "mushy middle"! Look at her!

Maggie may have jumped ship from NOM but she's never going to shut her big mouth. No matter where she is, she's going to keep people stirred up against us.

Equal marriage should have been made legal in all 50 states when the cases were won in the Supreme Court. The Court surely knows that if left to the states, very many states will never pass marriage equality laws. Thankfully, I read yesterday that tje Dems are seeking impeachment of Justices Scalia and Thomas for their affiliation with the Tea Party and socializing with the Koch Brothers who are known to pay politicians and judges for "favors". Now if they'll just take down the rest of the Tea Party we can get down to business and make things right again.

coastie721 October 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm

she is just a big fat bag of useless hateful air…. she has said many harsh things about gays and well does she even have any kids, is she married…. and being gay, oh that haircut is not for you honey… she is as crazy as adam's apple coulter…. blah blah, they both need to shut up… my long long relationship has never hurt anyone's, at least I am in one and know what it is all about and after 25 years, no one is going to tell me how to live who to love or vote on my marriage, we got married back in September and the world has not fallen apart. we have never started any wars, we have not dropped bombs, we have not killed anyone, do any crimes, we pay our taxes, we served our country both of us, we obey the laws, we help others out, even when we didn't have much, we have worked hard all of our lives.
But, we also have taken enough shit from these idiots. you judge because of some stupid book that was written by man to control people and control womyn…. you are the problems in this country and in the world, no war was ever started because of who people love. but many many many have been started over religion…. so wacko lady, wacko scalia, bachwench, shut your pie holes….. shut up shut up shut up….

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