Maggie Gallagher’s PR Advisor Must Hate Her

Timothy Kincaid

April 9th, 2009

“Ah,” you’re thinking, “How tacky. Box Turtle Bulletin is now trolling for three-way hook-ups”.

But no. We haven’t turned into a sex site and actually 2M4M isn’t “two men for men” at all. It’s the name of the new initiative by the National Organization for Marriage: Two Million for Marriage.

Right on the heels of their much-mocked zombie ad sponsoring their Opus Dei buddy, NOM brings us their latest:

In just a few minutes, NOM President Maggie Gallagher and I will hold a press conference in Trenton, NJ, announcing an ambitious new nationwide “2 Million for Marriage” (2M4M) initiative.

C’mon. You’ve got to be kidding.

Surely her PR people are having a laugh at her expense. Can anyone really be in PR and not have at least done a quick google to see if your new acronym is going to engender giggles?

Although…. if I saw, “Hi, we’re 2M4M and we are against marriage”, it might make some weird sense.

But seriously, how is this even an accident. It’s not like M4M is new. They were using it in the personals columns before the first chat room ever lit up a green blinking curser on a solid black screen.

Jim Burroway

April 9th, 2009

Okay, so now I’m confused. Does this mean we’re not trolling the internet for three-way hookups? ;-)


April 9th, 2009

hahaha so maggie gallabarf supports gay hook ups but not marriage?


April 9th, 2009

You never know, maybe Maggie’s a she-male and she really is looking for that.


April 10th, 2009

Some clever equal-marriage ally has nailed down the website – just a few hours old but it appears promising.

Maggie AND her PR agent missed the boat on this one!


April 10th, 2009

This is amusing – but all the same, NOM has enlisted Schubert Flint Public Affairs, and it must be said, they are the people that won Prop 8 against the odds. I note also, their ad spend totals $1.5 million.

They are very clever, crafty, devious PR people, and they get results. Lunatics NOM may be, but it would be dangerous not to treat them as a serious threat.


April 10th, 2009

Well, obviously, we’re reclaiming M4M just as you guys reclaimed “queer”. Tired of it being used as a gay male abbreviation, we want it back for the straight world.

“We’re here, we’re M4M, and were not going, ahem!”

(OK, our chant needs some work.)


April 10th, 2009

You know, I’ve never seen Maggie Gallagher and Matt Barber in the same room at the same time! Makes you wonder…


April 10th, 2009

are these the same people who encouraged the Republicans to begin the movement to “teabag Obama?”

~ hb33 ~


April 10th, 2009

2M4M = two men for marriage.

Makes sense to me.


April 10th, 2009

How is that confusing? Everyone knows MM4M is common shorthand for the three-way. Is this a regional thing?

2M4M Webmaster

April 10th, 2009

I’m the clever equal-marriage ally who owns … and we’re absolutely giddy to get the site up and running. Anyone who wants to contribute, please feel free to get in touch.

One thing you can do is push the situation to the media on Monday, since we’re aiming to have the site complete over the weekend.

Let’s get the media reporting on as “the” domain for this campaign. Let’s take some wind out of NOM’s sails.


April 10th, 2009

Do they know that M is the Roman numeral for 1,000?


April 11th, 2009

Religion is the single greatest impediment to the recognition of the inherent citizenship of America’s gay and lesbian citizens.

The argument of dueling bible verses between our supporters and detractors should be between them alone. Both sides need to get out of our lives and let the civil legislative and judicial process take its own course as it has done in Iowa and Vermont.

The travesty of the recent California election with the passage of Prop-Hate should never happen again anywhere else.


April 11th, 2009

2M4M, teabagging… ya gotta love this stuff. Whenever I log into my Wells Fargo account, I get to laugh at their ad for online document storage called “V-Safe.” And my brother worked for a company that had a Quality in Management program called “QUIM.” Thank you for keeping us entertained!

2M4M Webmaster

April 13th, 2009

Today’s the day we’re trying to push the site to the media and public. Anything anyone can do to help spread the word is appreciated!

Let’s take some wind out of NOM’s sails.

Any chance BTB can make a new post letting people know that the site is fully-up and running after a long weekend of frantically coding it?

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