Video: Maggie Gallagher Debating Same-Sex Marriage With John Corvino on C-SPAN BOOK TV


NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher debates Wayne State's John Corvino on C-SPAN BOOK TV:

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  1. Zack
    Posted August 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Love the civility in this conversation.

  2. John
    Posted August 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy watching these types of yelling, no insulting, no Bible thumping, no bigot/homophobe accusations. .just discussion. Things like this are sorely needed.

  3. M. Jones
    Posted August 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Maggie described the horrific outcomes so that there was no doubt when same sex couples change the meaning and intent of marriage. Fathers leaving and abandoning their families should be reason enough for a constitutional amendment protecting the real meaning of marriage.

  4. Paul Mc
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    The Regnerus study is now available in full online: read it NOM supporters.

    This is not a study on gay parenting at all!!!!

    This is a study of the failure of heterosexual couples to stay together. Look at page 10: 57% 57%!!!!!! of children with valid responses to the question about biological parents still being married answered in the negative.

    Please don't impose on same sex couple standards you can't apply to yourselves. Hypocrites.

    Maggie, are you reading this?

  5. M. Jones
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Paul, you can spin, slant and misinterpret the Regenerus findings all you want. It was peer reviewed and published in a credible social science journal. Children exposed to same-sex relationships have horrific outcomes from this form of parenting.

  6. Posted August 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    @ Paul #4:

    Will you join us, after SSM is defeated, in a campaign to reverse some of the appalling damage that quickie divorce has done to marriage, to families, to children?

  7. Daughter of Eve
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    So, Paul, same-sex parenting gets you similar results to divorced parenting from opposite-sexed couples. Any man or woman who helps make a child is responsible to their co-creator (of whatever sexual orientation) and to their child. Failure to do so bears unmistakeable fruits.

  8. Kim
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    In the beginning of this video, John paints this "perfect" wedding scene, which looks just like a regular wedding scene except for the fact that it is missing a bride. Many heterosexual marriages we have today look like heterosexual marriage except they are missing one important component...and that is an acknowledgement that bringing together their "two halves" of humanity are full of the possibility of bringing into this world a new life. What causes that component to be missing? The use of contraceptives which sterilize their union. So if heterosexual couples act like they are bringing together the two halves of humanity but in reality are not doing so (by their deliberate actions, as opposed to couples who are infertile through no fault of their elderly couples), I call those relationships a complete fraud. At the same time the state can't force heterosexual couples to be open to life...the heterosexual couples have to do this themselves. If they don't want to (and I doubt we will see them wish to do so anytime in the near future), then we are stuck with having to name other sterile unions as marriage (gay marriage) and naming other fruitful unions as marriage (polygamy). If NOM and other organizations simply refuse to address how using contraceptives makes a complete fraud of heterosexual marriage, we simply will not ever win the debate marriage. If we want to hold out a gold standard on marriage, then our society has to acknowledge that contraceptives cannot logically be reconciled as part of this gold standard. There is nothing religious about stating is a conclusion that any rational person can arrive at on their own. But because the State has no business coming into our bedrooms to see if this gold standard is being upheld, then it rests on the people of our society to uphold this logical component of marriage on their own. But sadly, because all people have become so wounded in their understanding of human sexuality, this isn't likely to happen for many, many generations...if ever.

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