Maggie Gallagher was also quoted on her thoughts on the future of the marriage movement.
…some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will be rallying Thursday at a March for Marriage in Washington that they hope will draw many thousands.
The event’s main sponsor is the National Organization for Marriage, which engaged in several successful state campaigns against gay marriage prior to the 2012 votes in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state that reversed the tide.
NOM is promoting the march with a website that evokes a “road to victory” and a video featuring dramatic background music.
“A competition is won by those who take the field, not by those who sit on the sidelines,” NOM’s president, Brian Brown, exhorts his supporters. “Friends, we need to take the field for marriage — and fight to win.”
…While Nimocks and Brown are optimistic that the Supreme Court won’t impose same-sex marriage, other veterans of the fight against it think differently.
…Maggie Gallagher, a former president of the National Organization for Marriage, also expects that outcome. In a recent blog post, she said gay-marriage opponents needed to regroup and recognize that they have become “a subculture facing a dominant culture.”
“The way you keep a movement going is to define achievable victories,” she said in an interview. “The marriage movement is in the process of trying to figure out what that is.”