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  1. says

    You know, she is kind of inadvertently on to something, even if I’m sure she didn’t mean it. Gay *is* like black, which is like Jewish, which is women, which is like Asian, which is like Indian, and so on and so on. In the end, anyone who has ever been discriminated against, mocked, looked down upon by others for no good reason (which basically means each one of us at one point in time or another) share a common struggle.

  2. Troubletown says

    ACTION NEEDED

    President Obama has instructed the Justice Department to cease defending the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” in federal court.

    Please contact the White House to pledge your support to this change in policy.
    White House comment line: 202-456-1111
    Web-based form: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
    Email: president@whitehouse.gov

    Please contact your Senators and Congressmen as well as Republican House Speaker, John Boehner, to urge them NOT to independently defend this policy in federal court

    Contact House Speaker John Boehner
    Telephone: 202-225-0600
    Web-based form: http://www.speaker.gov/Contact
    Email : SpeakerBoehner@mail.house.gov

  3. Fix It Again Tony says

    Fox needs to get rid of the blonde bimbos (male AND female) that dominate their news.

    I also think that we should be referring to Ms. Gallagher by her “married” name – “Margaret Gallagher Srivastav” or even “Maggie Gallagher Srivastav”, since mixed-race marriages are next on NOM’s list to eliminate.

  4. andrew says

    wow did this “reporter” ever get this story wrong. Firstly they still will enforce the law, and secondly its only section 3, lastly the states can still discriminate if they want (At the moment).

  5. Sane Soul says

    View from Canada:
    Gay is like Black in that both gays and blacks are human beings, and deserve equal treatmet.
    Thank God(dess) that people like Maggie Gallagher are American and not Canadian.
    Good luck in the ongoing struggle for equality. If it flops (and it might) please consider moving to Canada!

  6. Brad says

    I’ve got a question. How can a national “News Organization” broadcast a segment containing outright blatant lies? Both the interviewer and the interviewee stated easily verifiable untruths.

  7. says

    Of course Maggie and a FAUX news bimbo know more about what’s constitutional and what’s not than a) the attorney general and b) a former professor of constitutional law!

    Megan keeps talking about section 2 of DOMA, not section 3.

    Pair of idiots.

  8. TampaZeke says

    There is no scheme too disgusting or tactic too low in their crusade to deny gay people civil rights. This is a focus group tested talking point intended to pit Blacks against gays and gays against Blacks by people who hate gays AND Blacks because they know that if we ever realized that we ARE in the same boat and in this together we would be an unstoppable force.

    The racists did it with the Blacks and Jews in the 50’s and 60’s. Fortunately for African Americans, and unfortunately for gays, it didn’t work as well as the current scheme is.

  9. Chitown Kev says

    Well, she could have said that gays are the new christians or the new mormons since the very same standards that apply to black people also apply to religious people (and even atheists.

    Again, a nice soundbite but nice soundbites and bigoted ads don’t stand up in a court of law…

    And besides Haggie, even if the President DID declare gay is like black, he is far more qualified to do so than your fat white cracka ass.

  10. mike/ says

    Ole Maggie needs to look back at George W’s attorney generals1 he and they picked and chose what bills to defend or not – as has every other administration, whether federal or state or municipality; of course that’s what she’s doing – picking & choosing!

    it is not extra-constitutional, fools…

  11. Guy from DC says

    Prior to becoming a reporter, Kelly earned J.D. from Albany Law School, where she also served as editor of the Albany Law Review. So unless she had a lobotomy, she’s not really dumb or ignorant of the law. So she is playing dumb regarding the ramifications of this decision…She likely fully understands that through this decision alone, Texas wouldn’t be forced to recognize a Mass marriage, but it’s so much easier to fan the FOX NEWS flames of outrage when you play dumb. Their reporting is so dishonest on some many levels.

  12. says

    Megyn Kelly is SUCH a hypocrite…. Notice how she ‘praises’ the actions of Democrat, Bill Clinton by signing this law into effect. Really FOX? All of a sudden you like Bill Clinton? Really?

    If only these IDIOTS had any integrity at all.

  13. Matt says

    Here’s the relevant copy for Megyn’s frenzied truthiness:

    “They’re no longer going to be enforcing this federal law that’s still on the books, passed by Congress, signed by President Clinton, and still very much a law.”

    As others have commented, that’s false. The Executive Branch will continue to enforce it unless it’s repealed or overturned. You can see that in the DoJ’s announcement and in the letter to Congress, sent from DoJ to Boehner.

    Holder to Boehner:
    “Notwithstanding this determination, the President has informed me that Section 3 will continue to be enforced by the Executive Branch. To that end, the President has instructed Executive agencies to continue to comply with Section 3 of DOMA, consistent with the Executive’s obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, unless and until Congress repeals Section 3 or the judicial branch renders a definitive verdict against the law’s constitutionality. This course of action respects the actions of the prior Congress that enacted DOMA, and it recognizes the judiciary as the final arbiter of the constitutional claims raised. ”

    DoJ announcement:
    “Section 3 of DOMA will continue to remain in effect unless Congress repeals it or there is a final judicial finding that strikes it down, and the President has informed me that the Executive Branch will continue to enforce the law. But while both the wisdom and the legality of Section 3 of DOMA will continue to be the subject of both extensive litigation and public debate, this Administration will no longer assert its constitutionality in court.”

    With everything so clearly spelled out, it’s shameful that a “news”caster would say otherwise.

  14. walter says

    maggie gallagher should go eat another cow and stfu/the woman is just vile and hateful. aux news wouldn’t know the truth if life depencec on it. this is a whole network of victims

  15. Ealan75 says

    Oh dear sour Maggie. Honey, don’t you get it yet. We’re going to win this war. You can shout and lie and streotype and lie some more, but in the end, we are going to win.

  16. Mike says

    I realized today that for every gay issue we have over the next few years, Maggie Gallagher will snort her opinion after it. So… Maggie Gallagher now speaks for all gay people? And she thinks Obama, who happens to be the President, can’t speak for gays?

  17. Mike says

    Megyn Kelly has a lot of disdain for someone who lives a dream job bitching about people. I’ve seen CNN anchors talk about abhorrent crimes with less disdain than this woman has shown to gays. Maybe it’s that “y” in her name, it’s kind of unseemly. I don’t spell my name Myke.

  18. says

    Will Phillips (aka- the Arkansas Pledge Kid) was doesn’t CARE for Maggie for some reason. He was in Washington DC to stand up to NOM for the end of their road tour.

    Here’s what he had to say to Maggie Gallagher and NOM!!!

  19. Patrick says

    Nothing that Cow-Patty Maggie says is a surprise anymore. I do find it amusing that Fox News thought this required an “ALERT”, as though it were a terrorist attack on the moral fiber of our country…

  20. Maria says

    Why is it that organizations like Maggie Gallagher’s always consider gays a threat to marriage, but never do anything about all the damage that hetero couples cause to it? It is the high rates of divorce, common-law marriage and out-of-wedlock births which have changed the marriage institution, not gays.

  21. Oliver says

    Maggie Gallagher says; “Gay is like Black”. Well Maggie, I’m a gay white man and I’d prefer to be just about any black person on this planet rather than be you.

  22. John Patrick says

    Gosh, if Maggie were to stop focusing on the marriages of same sex couples, she might have to focus on her own. Where is her husband, by the way? He seems to be invisible in this whole NOM (no on same sex marriage) battle.

  23. says

    “Maggie Gallagher of NOM went on Fox News to say that Obama declared unilaterally that gay is the same as black, which means that Obama is trivializing the Civil Rights Movement or something.

    Gallagher fudges the facts and says that Obama will require strict scrutiny in cases involving sexual orientation discrimination, which he didn’t do – the letter Holder wrote only asks for “”more heightened scrutiny”” (so intermediate scrutiny like sex discrimination is held to is included). He also didn’t “”unilaterally”” declare what level of scrutiny should be applied since he doesn’t have that authority (nice implication there that he’s an “”activist president,”” as if he wasn’t elected); he made a recommendation that the court use a higher level of scrutiny but a court could always reject that.

    Oh, and Megan Kelly lied in saying that DOMA will no longer be enforced; Eric Holder specifically said that the Executive Branch would. Bonus points for chalking this all up to Obama’s “”feelings”” (a standard-issue rightwing move that says that Obama’s an irrational sob-sister) and for completely ignoring the numerous times Bush went to the Justice Department to get memos justifying whatever laws he wanted to break, including limits on torture and surveillance.

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