Maggie on Justice Kennedy & Same-Sex Marriage in Bloomberg

Speaking on behalf of the American Principles Project, Maggie Gallagher had some insight into how “swing vote” Justice Kennedy may lean in the coming Supreme Court cases on Prop 8 and DOMA:

“Backers of Proposition 8 say they’re confident Kennedy will vote to uphold the measure and refuse to recognize a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Even after new laws go into effect allowing gay marriage in Maine, Maryland and Washington, only nine of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, will permit the practice.

“It would be unlike Kennedy to overturn the laws of 41 states,” said Maggie Gallagher, a senior fellow at the American Principles Project, a Washington-based group that opposes gay marriage.

The Defense of Marriage Act will be easier for Kennedy to strike down, Gallagher said. The law marked the first time the federal government had explicitly defined marriage, an issue traditionally governed by state law.

“There’s going to be a strong temptation for him to split the difference and think he’s preserving the principle and integrity of the court,” said Gallagher.”


Charles Szczepanik
Charles Szczepanik

What people do in private is none of my business. Why would I care about anything about which I don't know? It's my business when I know about it. Frankly, I feel strongly that homosexuality is disgusting. The word Moral comes from the Greek word Mormos meaning Custom. Tradition is the non-material aspect of Culture. Tradition is always communicated in language. Homosexuality is neither traditional nor customary. To wit, homosexuality is immoral. I know my choices, but children aren't aware of their alternatives. Society must protect the children! Civility consists of what we must surrender to get along with others. Children would be uncivilized unless they know principles that mitigate Society! Marriage is the customary union of a man and a woman. Thanks for your support!