Seriously folks, you can’t make this up.
In a recent speech at the Sutherland Institute, a conservative think tank in Utah, Maggie Gallagher (of the anti-gay and ironically named National Organization for Marriage) claims she’s a victim of “hatred” and that she never set out to attack the idea of marriage equality.
From Shewired.com: “I avoided the discussion of gay marriage as long as I possibly could,” Gallagher said, according to Salt Lake City’s Deseret News. When Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, though, she feared it meant a change in the common understanding of marriage, and she created the National Organization for Marriage.
“By the very act of declaring that two men in a union are in a marriage we are announcing that marriage has nothing to do with bringing mothers and fathers and children together,” she told the dinner guests.
Somewhere lost in all that is the idea that hundreds of civil rights are attached to civil marriage licenses. And there that are plenty of heterosexual married couples who don’t have children. Those marriages she doesn’t seem to oppose.
She also said that opponents of same-sex marriage are unfairly characterized as intolerant: “You are like a bigot who is opposed to interracial marriage.”
Well, Maggie, if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck….