No You Don't

13 Villains Of Marriage Equality

Maggie Gallagher and Bryan Brown

The dynamic duds behind the National Organization for Marriage (and the times), co-founder and president Gallagher and executive director Brown have been involved in marriage battles around the nation. They can point to successes in California (2008), Maine (2009) and Iowa (2010), and they exercised enough sway over the GOP presidential field last year that they got most of the candidates to sign a pledge to push for a federal marriage ban. (The pledge had the nominal benefit of proving that the candidates could indeed write.)

Since then, it’s been all downhill. Besides losing all the elections last fall, NOM has seen a steep drop off in its revenues and is facing growing court pressure to release the names of its donors.