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Maggie Gallagher: Pro-Gay Ruling from SCOTUS Would 'Take Away Something Very Precious' from Americans - VIDEO


NOM's Maggie Gallagher, who was also seen wandering through the pro-equality rally today, appeared on FOX News today to give her take on the Supreme Court and Proposition 8, facing off against former Clinton aide Richard Socarides, Equality Matters reports.

Said Gallagher:

"For the Supreme Court to brand this view as irrational bigotry akin to racial discrimination would not end the culture wars, it would entrench them, and it would take away something very precious, which is the right of seven million Californians to use the democratic process to make our case to the American people. And so, I certainly think trying that to persuade the American people that the Constitution drafted by our Founding Fathers in 1789 has always required gay marriage is a long stretch and I’m hopeful that the Supreme Court will uphold Prop 8."


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  1. What a world. Poor Maggie gets knocked up by her boyfriend and jilted so no one is allowed to be happy forever and ever. This kind of sounds like the plot for ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME

    Posted by: Frank | Mar 26, 2013 7:01:12 PM

  2. "It would take away something precious...the right of seven million Californians to prohibit a minority from enjoying the same rights as they do."

    Posted by: Mike | Mar 26, 2013 7:03:11 PM

  3. Her stash of donuts?

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 26, 2013 7:12:28 PM

  4. People can't pass laws that are unconstitional. It doesn't matter if it was 7 million or 70 million.

    Of course, based on recent polling, Prop. 8 would fail today. Would Maggie like Californians to vote again? I sincerely doubt it.

    Posted by: David in the O.C. | Mar 26, 2013 7:13:14 PM

  5. 1. I'm sure you could find 7 million Californians willing to pass an amendment making it a crime to write checks in the grocery store. That wouldn't make it right, Ms Gallagher.

    2. I don't think that the Constitution drafted by our founding fathers in 1789 could foresee automatic assault weapons, but we seem to allow those, don't we, Ms Gallagher.

    Posted by: Chadd | Mar 26, 2013 7:13:44 PM

  6. Is she wearing makeup? It's making her look fatter.

    Posted by: Style Council | Mar 26, 2013 7:16:52 PM

  7. Where did she hide her chin? Or is that a goiter? She does look like she's tryin' to tart herself up a bit, but...y'know...lipstick on a pig.

    Posted by: Sweet Tart | Mar 26, 2013 7:18:35 PM

  8. It would be the height of irnoy if Maggie's precious Prop 8 helped get marriage rights for gay people nationwide.

    Posted by: ChrisQ | Mar 26, 2013 7:21:35 PM

  9. Chadd, if you're in California I think we should get together and start an initiative to ban the use of checks in grocery stores. It's so annoying!

    Oh, and not that it matters but 7 million is only one-fifth of Californians.

    Posted by: Craig | Mar 26, 2013 7:23:02 PM

  10. Yes! It would take away the God given right of a hand full of religious bigots to dictate the lives of tens of millions of innocent gay people, their families, and their friends.

    A coworker spilled her heart out to me the other night about her beautiful lesbian niece and how wonderful it will be when she marries her partner later this year. This remarkable coworker is straight, and has been just a terrific resource for this young woman.

    It's not just us these bigots want to silence - it's people like my coworker, too.

    Posted by: Craig | Mar 26, 2013 7:29:14 PM

  11. My own opinion on this is that the "precious" thing being "taken away" is Maggie and her fellow conservative's respect for the American people's values. In the 1980s (even the LATE 1980s) anyone who predicted that the American people would eventually start legalizing gay marriage through public referenda would have been called a deluded fool by most conservatives. Yet here we are. This a defeat of monumental propotions for the right. I can't remember another social issue where they lost so badly .....and through the ballot box, no less. Any more time spend on this issue by people like Maggie is time that could be better spent on reflecting on how to proceed on the rest of the culture war issues. If it were me I'd wish the gay community well and say I that I wish successful marriages for all the newly married gay couples. At least lose with dignity.

    Conservatives waiting for "the silent majority" to "take back America" from the "liberal elites" strike me like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin on Halloween. Only at least Linus at some point gave up.

    Posted by: Mary | Mar 26, 2013 7:34:52 PM

  12. "I’m hopeful that the Supreme Court will uphold Prop 8."

    Ain't gonna happen, sweetcheeks.

    Posted by: tc in bk | Mar 26, 2013 7:42:22 PM

  13. "For the Supreme Court to brand this view as irrational bigotry akin to racial discrimination would not end the culture wars, it would entrench them..."

    Similar to how the entrenched racial bigots continue to discriminate today?

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Mar 26, 2013 7:44:47 PM

  14. She looks like Nancy Grace's evil twin.

    Posted by: WildGift | Mar 26, 2013 7:51:07 PM

  15. WOW She thinks racism is a "culture war" issue? Like bigotry is okay you know, I just feel differently from you about it. WOW!

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Mar 26, 2013 7:53:34 PM

  16. As long as there is a dollar to be made pontificating on this issue, MG and friends will be around.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 26, 2013 8:03:57 PM

  17. That's not wandering, that's grazing.

    Posted by: Marc C | Mar 26, 2013 8:09:54 PM

  18. Like Olsen said today, at what point did interracial marriage cease to be constitutional, Mags? Stupid hateful betch.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Mar 26, 2013 8:33:24 PM

  19. 1. In response to Scalia's question when did banning gay couples from marriage become unconstitutional, he said it himself in the Lawrence case. So AT LEAST since 2003, by Scalia's own words, it has been unconstitutional.

    2. Regarding Kennedy's (and others) 2000 years of history nonsense, marriage today in the US is extremely different from what it was during most of human history. It is far closer to what gay couples have, except it gets government and social support as well.

    Posted by: Randy | Mar 26, 2013 8:53:21 PM

  20. Has Maggie put on weight?

    Posted by: Rich F. | Mar 26, 2013 9:01:10 PM

  21. Remember that Far Side cartoon with a warthog sitting in a beautician's chair getting its hair done and another stylist yells "Don't tease that thing!"

    Just curious. It was suddenly on my mind though I can't for the life of think why.....

    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 26, 2013 9:06:48 PM

  22. Can one legitimate journalist ask Maggie if she feels that lying for God is justified in what she does?

    And follow up with asking her how she knows what God's will is...

    Posted by: bkmn | Mar 26, 2013 9:32:18 PM

    So arguing with them is a waste of time. However if you want to toss in a comparison of her look to ELMER FUDD......

    Posted by: Bob | Mar 26, 2013 9:50:58 PM

  24. We're losing. She's winning. Who would imagine...

    Posted by: Reality | Mar 26, 2013 9:51:07 PM

  25. Oh Maggie - you are right: " would take away something very precious..."

    If the Supreme Courts rules you irrelevant, it would take away the right of every Faux News viewer from seeing your double-chin wobble when you open your word hole.

    Posted by: Jay | Mar 26, 2013 10:09:40 PM

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