Video of Maggie Gallagher on PBS News Hour: "This Isn't Over"


Note for the sheltered: there is some suprisingly frank footage (for PBS) of the gay pride parade in New York  celebrating the victory before the interview with Maggie begins.


  1. Mike P.
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Notice he said he "looks forward to the day when DOMA is declared unconstitutional"- that is, when a judge scraps it against the will of the people. If legislative victories are better, and legislators should 'represent the will of the people,' why doesn't he go to Congress to complain? They want to claim the mantle of public approval while simultaneously opposing a referendum.

    I think it is a mistake to blame Dean Skelos for the whole thing. He is a supporter of traditional marriage and not a particularly charismatic leader. When it became clear that several of his own members were going to change their position and mislead their constituents in the process, there was little he could do. It is also mistaken to blame the Catholic Church for not doing more to stand up against this. The Church has made her position wholly clear throughout all of this, but when you have elected leaders who change their positions after they've been elected, there is nothing you can do. The democratic system presumes virtue in legislators, and without it, there can be no just politics.

    As for NY's policies somehow 'spreading,' you'd have to be pretty foolish to think that people in, say, NC care what NY does. In fact, the fact that NY does something is for most other people in this country a reason *not* to do it. What we are seeing is a left-wing policy being adopted in some left-wing states where the people are denied a vote. It is similar to other left-wing policies in that respect. Part of the reason FL is about to pass NY in population is that it does not have those sort of policies.

    We have to gear up for the battle in NC next. Then, next year, we can focus on passing those marriage amendments (in MN and NC).

  2. Zak Jones
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Maggie is upset because now she will have to move out of New York state to an equality free zone.

  3. David Argue
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    This issue just proves that the louder and longer you say something, the more people will believe it. This has nothing to do with civil rights. Marriage is a privilege based on gender. Homosexuality is a behavior, that's all. Now that we are allowing that, why not polygamy? The line in the sand is no longer immoviable and we will see other fringe groups demanding their 'civil rights' in marriage.

  4. Comey Arifidly
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Just look at the children being exposed to these antics in the video. Is this the model of the sanctity of marriage we want our children to believe in?

  5. Heidi
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Guys without their shirts on is "surprisingly frank footage?" Phew, you folks really ARE zealots.

  6. Barb
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    The footage shown in this piece is actually pretty tame. The real parade is an x-rated freak show featuring giant paper mache body parts and nudity. You know, what the SS"M" extremists call "the children's hour."

    Maggie, you were so poised and well-spoken. I appreciate how well you represent traditional values.

  7. Dan
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    So Obama will not defend a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman yet endorses "civil unions". That's real consistent. And your camp wants to re-elect this guy?

  8. Posted June 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Maggie is upset because now she will have to move out of New York state to an equality free zone.

    We will prevail, just as we did against the Mormons in the 19th century.

  9. Comey Arifidly
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    @ Michael Ejercito
    re: "We will prevail, just as we did against the Mormons in the 19th century."

    Except they help develop the modern medical cure for homosexuality in the 1970's

  10. Andrew Boutcher
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Also, saying that marriage has always been the same is an enormous lie.

    1) The bible is clearly ok with polygamy.
    2) Women used to be considered the property of their husband.

    These two issues alone prove the lie. You can't just pretend that this stuff wasn't a reality. Well, I guess you can, but doing so just causes more and more people to open their eyes to it.

    You'll never win in the long run.

  11. Dan
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    MUST-WATCH VIDEO : Brits predicting America will follow in the UK's steps to effectively ban Christianity nationwide due to homosexual agenda!

  12. Dan
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Christian couples deemed "unfit" for parenting and banned from fostering in Britain due to refusal to endorse homosexual behavior:

    Wake up, America.

  13. SC Guy
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    An interesting survey was just released by a family organization in Oregon with some encouraging results should the queers decide to launch an anti-marriage campaign to legalize sodomite marriages:

    Not so bad, especially considering that Oregon only ratified its constitutional amendment 57%-43%.

  14. Posted June 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    It should be 100% for marriage!

  15. KevinMich
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    I think we all should be proud to extend equal rights to all our fellow citizens!

  16. SamJones
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Gay marriage is no more an "equal" right than is polygamy. These are special rights masquerading as equality. Note that all other sexual preferences gays won't redefine marriage for are continued to be discriminated against.

    Don't believe the lie!

  17. Steve
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Excellent defense of traditional marriage by Maggie Gallagher! Woo hoo! Keep up the fight! Keep praying for us here in New York State.

  18. Posted June 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    I think we all should be proud to extend equal rights to all our fellow citizens!

    It was equal before. Everyone could equally marry one person of the opposite sex.

  19. Posted June 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Maggie, you were stupendous in this interview - just as you always are. Look forward to working with you in North Carolina.

  20. Scott
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Outstanding leadership and voice by Maggie Gallagher. She comes across as sensible, level-headed, steady, and informed spokesperson for traditional marriage. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Gallagher. My prayers continue for her. I have a gay family member, and I still don't buy the gay agenda's arguments. If my brother or best friend chooses a lifestyle I disagree with, I'm not going down that road with them. Some people may call that intolerant. I call that being firm and expressing some tough love. Maybe some of those NY state politicians who were bought off or afraid to offend family members need to get some of it as well from their constituents who they said one thing to and voted another.