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Maggie Gallagher Grilled Over NOM's Anti-Gay Agenda: VIDEO


On MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes on Saturday, NOM's Maggie Gallagher was grilled by Hayes over the trends and polling in marriage equality and why anti-gay activists are losing (she doesn't think so, of course). Hayes also asked Gallagher why 'no fault' divorce shouldn't be the focus of NOM's efforts instead of gay people.


Richard Kim, executive editor of, laid into NOM's “anti-gay animus” and her history of anti-gay rhetoric.

Gallagher denies that NOM's website endorses a whole array of discredited right-wing memes about gay people.

Writes Carlos Maza at Equality Matters:

Kim, of course, was entirely accurate in his depiction of Gallagher and NOM’s anti-gay animus. He returned later in the show to quote a article Gallagher wrote in 2001 in which she called homosexuality a “sexual dysfunction” and called for federal research dollars to support “ex-gay” therapy. NOM president Brian Brown also recently celebrated a study on the effectiveness of “ex-gay” therapy, calling it “good news.”

Gallagher’s defense of NOM’s blog – that linking to an article isn’t an endorsement – is questionable at best. While NOM does occasionally link to gay news publications like The Advocate, it is important to examine what type of stories NOM highlights from that paper. Over the past few months, NOM has linked to or cited The Advocate in order to highlight stories about gay men advocating for non-monogamous relationship, the decriminalization of pedophilia, and equality in divorce laws.

Meanwhile, the blog – which Gallagher claims to keep a “close track of” – has linked to a number of extreme and inflammatory anti-gay columns.


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  1. LMFAO! I came to Towleroad and the first thing I saw was that screen grab. That pretty much sums up everyone's favorite hateful moo cow.

    Posted by: MTz38hek | Feb 15, 2012 11:28:44 AM

  2. "Marriage Equality" she does not like. USE that term MORE. "Gay Marriage" focuses people on GAY not marriage.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Feb 15, 2012 11:31:54 AM

  3. It's funny, NOM posted the same link on their blog and said that MSNBC was making up facts. Unfortunately my comment correcting that and saying that Maggie was caught in a bold-faced lie was not posted

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 15, 2012 11:33:08 AM

  4. Did she eat her eyebrows?

    Posted by: gaylib | Feb 15, 2012 11:35:40 AM

  5. I'd like to see a chromosomal assay; something ain't right.

    Posted by: S.C. | Feb 15, 2012 11:43:15 AM

  6. I always ask myself, why the hell would married people want this stupid fat cow representing marriage? Seriously...
    Is she even married or does she just have a bug up her ass...cause her son is studying muscial theater...yikes.

    Posted by: tommyboy10 | Feb 15, 2012 11:45:29 AM

  7. She looks like the product of sibling marriage.

    Posted by: Guy78 | Feb 15, 2012 11:46:47 AM

  8. She is a real piece of work.
    The very lie that my marriage somehow changes the definition of a straight marriage is beyond belief.
    Nasty, hateful woman.
    And dangerous - she has the blood of countless gay and lesbian and transgender children on her hands.

    Posted by: enough already | Feb 15, 2012 11:48:04 AM

  9. If she's not a lesbian, then I'm not a gay man. The poor woman is full of self-hatred. Kind of sad.

    Posted by: shle896shle | Feb 15, 2012 11:49:45 AM

  10. I think a gay son may be her biggest problem...

    ...that and the possibility , since seeing her pic with her tongue sticking out, that there is this very real possibility she's a closeted lesbian. What a treat ;)

    Posted by: Fliptrx | Feb 15, 2012 11:54:48 AM

  11. So if gay couples can get married then straight couples won't get married anymore? Huh?

    Posted by: Jim Stone | Feb 15, 2012 11:57:48 AM

  12. So good to see Maggie called on her lies. Make no mistake -- this is very important. She claims she wants to "Defend Marriage" and that is her only goal. But it's plain her real goal is to destroy us. But thanks to the success of the gay rights movement she knows she can no longer say that out loud.

    Marriage Equality is winning.

    Maggie Sritastav (that's her legally married name -- use it) is LOSING>

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 15, 2012 12:00:16 PM

  13. That screen grab is the funniest, most disturbing thing I've seen all day.

    Posted by: Brian | Feb 15, 2012 12:05:16 PM

  14. I wish it had just been Chris Hayes interviewing her. The discussion kept getting sidetracked, while he had the most substantive questions. He's a sharp guy and a good addition to MSNBC.

    As far as most comments on here, can we avoid the fat jokes
    and making fun of her appearance? It's irrelevant. What is so unattractive is her opinion and her work to oppose marriage equality.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Feb 15, 2012 12:10:30 PM

  15. Last week my partner and I went out to San Francisco to view the premier of a documentary called "The Right to Love-an American Family." Jay and Bryan Leffew are friends so we were thrilled to see them showcased. I hope this film makes the mainstream because more people need to see the value of marriage equality and adoption.

    Posted by: Jim Stone | Feb 15, 2012 12:13:22 PM

  16. My Religous convictions say all people are created as they are perfect in Gods eyes and are free to choose who they love!

    I am a minister, I hold a degree in divinity and pastoral counseling and I am legally married to my Husband who holds a doctorate from Harvard.

    get an education. . . learn the bible in context and proclaim God'sd love for all....STOP THE HATE!

    Posted by: Rev. Joseph Shore-Goss | Feb 15, 2012 12:21:19 PM

  17. Ironically, since Maggie is married to a Hindu, her own inter-racial and inter-faith marriage would have been illegal before the laws were changed. How sad that she takes this position.

    Posted by: GZeus | Feb 15, 2012 12:23:28 PM

  18. Maggie the Hut!
    Such a vile Pig!
    She sweats hate when shes waiting
    in line at the drive-thru.

    Posted by: keke | Feb 15, 2012 12:23:30 PM

  19. Clearly with that hair, makeup application and choice of outfit, she has never met a gay man.

    Best screen grab ever!!

    Posted by: Chadd | Feb 15, 2012 12:25:27 PM

  20. Maggie Gallagher, the poster-child for the "Fat Ignorant American" campaign. (Nice freeze-frame of her piggy little face, btw.)

    Posted by: Oliver | Feb 15, 2012 12:33:15 PM

  21. Whereas I love making fun of this woman, I love my lesbian friends far too much to want her counted as one of their number, closeted or no.

    Posted by: Mona | Feb 15, 2012 12:34:08 PM

  22. Marriage has been redefined various times, against popular support, and against religious institutions' will.
    Making who you marry a choice, instead of arranged, allowing Divorce, calling women equal partners instead of property, not requiring procreation to constitute a marriage. There has been a gradual evolution/cultrual shift as far as what marriage actually is. Within that paradigm of the original marriage, Maggie Gallagher is actually 100% correct. That institution is barred from gay couples definitionally. But THAT institution-where a woman is a piece of property transferred from the father to the husband, where the woman had no voice. where the institution itself was an arranged affair, having nothing to do with love, but rather socioeconomic and blood ties, divorce being illegal and polygamy being frequent-no longer exists anywhere in this society.
    Maggie Gallagher defines marriage as between a man and wife loving one another and rearing children. That definition has only the force of her personal opinion, and should certainly not have the force of law, regardless of how many people may share that opinion.
    This is because that definition has no Biblical foundation(Biblical marriage was what I described above). It also has no societal foundation. We've already seen the effects of gay marriage on society in Spain, the Netherlands, etc. and it doesn't redefine anything. Society doesn't collapse. The only thing that happens is the economy booms briefly from all the gay weddings, stays elevated because of all the tax preparations for gay couples, and then also remains elevated from all the gay divorces. The inclusion of that group of legal adults of sound mind in a long term contract improves the society and the economy.

    Also, it will be nice when Maggie Gallagher and her ilk are officially categorized as hate groups-oh wait, they already are- and when we as a culture move past legitimizing these people in the media by letting them on tv and radio at all.

    Posted by: Sami J | Feb 15, 2012 12:56:55 PM

  23. She's actually stunningly beautiful on the outside compared to the black swamp of ugliness that is her corroded, hate-choked soul.

    I actually feel a tad sorry for her, because she's a bloated, venom-filled harridan on the butt end of a fading way of thinking. She will make the history books as an icon of the losing side.

    Not only are millions laughing at her physical appearance and decrepit personality TODAY, but there will be millions more in the future who look at this curious cow and note, "Wow, she really embodies the mid-20th century bigot!" By then, her sad fashion choices, her pathetic gait and posture will be even more out of date and ridiculed mercilessly.

    Her life is a farce.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Feb 15, 2012 1:08:41 PM

  24. She wasn't so pro-marriage when she was having unprotected sex and was knocked up, then married later. To think this ugly sow was having sex, yuck! Its enough to turn any straight man off. She's nothing more than a bold-faced liar.

    I once had an heated email exchange with her and asked her if her son were gay, would she be comfortable voting against her own child? She dismissed it and changed the subject. Stupid cow!

    Posted by: Robert in NYC | Feb 15, 2012 1:18:51 PM

  25. I wonder if the make-up artist in the news studio that did that to her face was gay?

    Posted by: PaulR | Feb 15, 2012 1:26:47 PM

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