Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage Describes the “Harm” That Same-Sex Marriage Has Done.

Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage, was asked, “What harm has same-sex marriage caused?”

Andrew Sullivan has posted her video-taped response, complete with a transcription, on his blog site, The Dish. Watch or read it here.

One of his readers has hit the nail on the head with this assessment:

Essentially, Maggie Gallagher is concerned about the effect of same-sex marriage on people like Maggie Gallagher. She cites no data or statistics or study to show how any heterosexual marriages or children in families with same-sex parents have been damaged. She makes no claim that any such damage has occurred, only that people like her have been made social pariahs instead of the gay people who ought to be the pariahs. I’m sure there’s a social science term that describes what she is doing, but I guess I just find the complaint that “you’re making other people not like me” to be a rather petty and self-absorbed. Where, I wonder, is her concern about the effect on people other than Maggie Gallagher?


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