Maggie Discusses SCOTUS and Marriage on CBN

Maggie was interviewed last night on CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) News to discuss the same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court this week.  Here is some of what she said:

There doesn’t seem to be a stomach right now for a sweeping decision requiring gay marriage in all 50 states

 

I think it’s apples and oranges [to compare same-sex marriage to inter-racial marriage]…Marriage is about bringing together the two great halves of humanity: Male and female so a child can know and be known by, and love and be loved by a mother and a father.

 

Read More…

Maggie Quoted by the Associated Press

In addition to her multiple media appearances over the past couple of weeks (a summary of which can be found here), Maggie was quoted once again in the Associated Press, this time in their Big Story section.  Maggie said:

It requires no courage, at this point in history, to side with gay marriage advocates.

 

To read the full story, click here.

Maggie on Marriage Roundup

Take the Supreme Court hearing Proposition 8 and DOMA arguments this week and add in the first annual March for Marriage and you get a very busy media week for Maggie.  Here are some of the highlights from her appearances the past few weeks:

National Review Online: The Politics of the New Normal-Maggie Gallagher on Marriage

Fox News: America Live with Megyn Kelly

NPR: As Support for Gay Marriage Grows, An Opponent Looks Ahead

Read More…

Maggie’s Press Statement on the Supreme Court Hearing

Today, Maggie Gallagher, a fellow at the American Principles Project, blogger at MaggieGallagher.com, and founder and key voice of the national movement to protect marriage as one man and one woman, released the following statement:

“Half or more of the American people believe marriage is the union of husband and wife for a reason: these unions can make new life and connect children to the mother and father who made them. For the Supreme Court to brand these millions of people irrational bigots because we do not believe gay unions are marriages—and take away our right to use the democratic process to make our case to the American people—is not going to end the culture wars, it’s going to entrench them. We don’t need another Roe v. Wade. We need a court that respects the rights of all the American people, not just the politically fashionable ones.

“Seven million Californians deserve the right to vote for marriage, and taking away that precious and important right is wrong.

Read More…

Maggie Quoted by Associated Press

Citing Maggie’s recent interview on National Public Radio (NPR), the Associated Press quoted Maggie in their story covering the Supreme Court hearings this week.  In the AP story, Maggie said there must be

…a foundational norm that says there is no morally relevant difference between same-sex and opposite-sex relationships and (that) if you see one, you’re like a bigot who’s opposed to interracial marriage.

To read the full AP story, as run by the Edmondton (Canada) Journal, click here.

Maggie on The Bill Bennett Show

Maggie appeared on Bill Bennett’s syndicated talk radio program last week.  She discussed this week’s Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and DOMA:

I think [Justice Kennedy] will split the difference…I think he’s going to leave gay marriage to the democratic process so we’ll be back in the battle in the state legislatures.

Listen to the full audio here: Maggie on Bill Bennett 3-21-13

Maggie Discusses Marriage on NPR

Maggie appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” Friday to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court consideration of California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Here’s a little of what she had to say:

Once, when asked in an interview if she felt same-sex marriages are inherently less stable than heterosexual ones, Gallagher responded, “You think this is a question about gay couples and for me it’s a question about marriage.”

Gallagher’s beef with gay marriage is actually more practical than moral or religious — although she is a practicing Catholic. If you believe that kids need a mom and dad, she argues, you simply can’t endorse same-sex marriage at the same time. And if you do send the message that a married mom and dad are not really critical, she insists, more kids will end up hurt.

 

Read More…

USA Today covers March for Marriage

Yesterday, USA Today released a story on the ramp-up to the March for Marriage and the Supreme Court hearings, in which Maggie was quoted:

Their battle [to defend marriage] will culminate Tuesday with a “March for Marriage” in the nation’s capital, the same day the Supreme Court kicks off two days of oral arguments that could change the face of marriage in America. California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage will be addressed first in a case that could affect other states as well, followed by the federal Defense of Marriage Act’s denial of government benefits to same-sex spouses.

Read More…