Even though she is no longer chairwoman of the National Organization for Marriage, Maggie Gallagher continues with this same whiny line:
"It's becoming increasingly clear that the gay rights movement, the gay marriage movement, really does believe you're like a racist if you think marriage is the union of husband and wife."I've done this so many times and it warrants repeating yet again. I apologize to folks who have read this piece in other forms but don't blame me. Madame Gallagher is playing the Scarlett O'Hara game of thinking that if she places her fingers in her ears and ignores past events which have transpired in which NOM has been caught in unscrupulous behavior, she can plead victimhood.
The comical thing that this argument got literally laughed out of courts.
But Gallagher's argument has power amongst the very gullible, so as long as she plays that game, I will run the following reminder.
To whit, no one considers Gallagher or NOM bigoted for believing that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. Gallagher and NOM are bigoted because of their unscrupulous tactics. Let me repeat the history complete with new instances:
May 10, 2011 - NOM exploiting children to stop gay marriage in New York - NOM puts out a commercial in New York repeating the variation of the "kindergartners are being taught about gay marriage" lie which was exposed by Politifact in February.
May 14, 2011 - Politifact gives NOM 'Pants on Fire' rating for lying - Politifact catches NOM lying yet again. This time it is about marriage equality in Rhode Island.
May 15, 2011 - Brian Brown reveals NOM's anti-gay game of divide and conquer - At a march against marriage equality in New York, NOM president Brian Brown repeats the lie that " . . . kids as young as kindergarten are taught in Massachusetts that their parents are bigots because they believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman."