Maggie Gallagher, President and Co-Founder of the nation's most aggressive anti-gay marriage group, is stepping down from her position, leaving NOM executive director Brian Brown to run it:
"Gallagher will remain on the Executive Committee of the Board of NOM, and will continue to work for NOM directing the organization’s cultural and strategic projects.
Gallagher told LifeSiteNews.com in a telephone interview that 'it was always my plan' to step down. 'I’ve never had a desire to run a large political and activist organization. I don’t think it is particularly my gift,' said Gallagher.
She said that as NOM’s political profile continues to grow, it 'seemed to make sense' at this point in NOM’s evolution to make clear that Brown is not a 'junior partner' – both of them have always worked closely together as colleagues – but in fact has full responsibility for leading the organization.
'I would say this promotion is very little difference in what I do for NOM. It is more informing the rest of the world that Brian is in fact a principal of NOM, and that he has been directing NOM, particular NOM’s political operations,' she said.
The decision to step down as President, Gallagher said, will not really change her commitment to NOM. She said she will continue to do her work of fundraising, message development, spotting strategic opportunities, and connecting with coalition partners."