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Just Because Maggie Gallagher Says Gay Marriage Isn’t Inevitabile Doesn’t Make It True


Alternative headline: “Gay Marriage No Longer ‘Inevitable,’ Claims Woman Responsible for Its Inevitability.” That’s our warning not to trust Politico‘s report. Reporter Ben Smith, who is a smart and affable fellow and who’s long contributed to the gay news cycle, quoted National Organization for Marriage president Maggie Gallagher like so: “The events of the last few months have put a serious dent in the idea that gay marriage is inevitable.” And in an old reporter’s trick (and one that Queerty has used before, you know, “for the clicks”), it gives Politico the opportunity to print this headline: “Gay marriage’s ‘inevitability’ in doubt.” But while recent setbacks in Maine and New York underscore the uphill battle, marriage’s “inevitability” is only in doubt by the very people who have built careers on advocating discrimination — like Ms. Gallagher, who’s already admitted her own marriage pales in comparison to gay marriages. The rest of us, meanwhile, have a better understanding how history will be written.

On:           Dec 9, 2009
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    • Mike in Brooklyn

      Maggot Gallagher is the last person who wants this fight to be over. She has made herself a millionaire raising funds to fight us evil queers.

      Like the military-industrial complex that only makes the big money when there is a war to fight, Maggot only makes her money when she has us queers to fight. She is a whore (oops, don’t mean to bad label prostitutes by saying Maggot is one of you, yuck).

      Dec 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam

      All you have to do to know that it’s inevitable is see the polling on teens and 20-somethings (and even early 30’s at this point). Same-sex marriage is coming. All we’re doing now is fighting over how quickly it gets here (and how long and how many families have to suffer because they lack protections of marriage).

      Dec 9, 2009 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • YellowRanger

      These people are so dense.

      They think “inevitable” means “in the next couple of years.” Try “in the next couple of decades.” I’m confident that within my lifetime gay marriages will be legal and just as common as straight ones.

      Within Maggie’s lifetime…Wouldn’t bet the farm on it.

      Dec 9, 2009 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Brooklyn

      @No.3 YellowRanger: Well, if you are correct, let us hope she dies tomorrow (or within a very few days/weeks/months/years.

      I met my BF/now Hubby, in 1986. At that time, marriage wasn’t even a thought — didn’t even cross our minds because the idea was foreign even to us. Last year we married in Massachusetts. I don’t know your life expectancy YellowRanger, but I am willing to money on 10 years for the rest of the country to be aboard.

      Dec 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Disgusted American

      I respect women,and always have – but this one makes me wanna beat the shit out of her.

      Dec 9, 2009 at 3:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HellIsWaiting

      She kinda reminds me of Annie/Kathy Bates from Misery. Kinda just as evil, too. Please, Jesus, take her from us.

      Dec 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      @ no. 1 – Mike in Brooklyn


      “A bureaucracy once created, continues to exist for it’s own celebration long after the need for it has passed.”

      Dec 9, 2009 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb

      Not to be picky, there is zero evidence Maggie Gallagher is a millionaire…the tax records for the organizations and what she gets paid from them is public…she’s hardly a millionaire. At least not yet.

      Dec 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thom

      There isn’t a doubt in my mind that gay marriage will be legal throughout the United States in my lifetime.

      Dec 9, 2009 at 8:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike L.

      @ Mike N Brooklyn

      Maggot Gallagher LOL HAHAHA!!!

      Oh I’ll be reffering to her as so in the future Thanks!

      Dec 9, 2009 at 9:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito

      Maggie, ever hear of Jenny Craig?

      Dec 10, 2009 at 8:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Brooklyn

      @ No. 10 Mike L.

      Thanks. I was using the moniker Maggie the Cunt but my BF/hubby thought it was not nice to malign cunts with such an offensive characterization as Gallagher. I can tell you that “Maggot” was original for me and I have been using it for several months. Since posting this reference, I have seen it used here and there; and I do like thinking I started a bit of a trend, but more likely others also have penned it as original to them (its clever but not all too clever).

      So, please, everybody, start using Maggot, its so much more fun!


      Dec 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RichardR

      Rather than hope for that good catholic Maggie Gallagher’s early death, I’d much prefer she live a long life, witnessing not only full equality, including marriage, for gays, but the collapse and dissolution of her NOM and the “church” for which it’s a front.

      Dec 10, 2009 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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