Maggie finds Judge Walker’s orientation relevant, not necessarily relevant, could be relevant, not totally irrelevant

Timothy Kincaid

August 11th, 2010

When Maggie Gallagher is around her buddies it’s easy to just say that Judge Walker is gay and everyone knows what that means. When you all share the same opinion that gay people and gay relationships are inferior and when you all think of gay people as “the other side” then you don’t need to explain yourself.

Oh, but listen to her try to explain that comment to Tour Tracker’s Arisha Hatch

YouTube Preview Image

She also seems to have read a ruling other than the one released by Judge Walker. Nothing new, nothing non-Maggie.

But then she said: “The way to get a totally neutral status is to just get the government out of the marriage business” before immediately reverting to her talking points.

What’s this? Is this Maggie’s next approach? “If we have to be equal then no one should get married!!”

Aaron

August 11th, 2010

woah, there’s a surprising new libertarian spokesperson!

Mark F.

August 11th, 2010

Ok Maggie, civil unions for all and we can leave “marriage” to private organizations. We can stop the culture wars!

Mel

August 11th, 2010

Actually, I suggested this strategy here in Maine. The government stops issuing “marriage” licenses and everyone get a civil union. All marriages conducted prior to the law and all marriages conducted out of state are automatically recognized as civil unions for purposes of state law. What other states choose to do with respect to recognition of that status is entirely up to them.

Jim Burroway

August 11th, 2010

Oh my god. There goes nine minutes that I’m never going to get back, aren’t I?

Gus

August 12th, 2010

Always remember, just a few decades ago, anyone not married in the Roman Catholic Church was not seen as officially ‘married.’ The Church owns the rite.

This offspring of a Lutheran pastor and his wife was considered a bastard and was called such as I walked past the parochial school on my way to public school. This happened to me daily with a nun watching. As a 6 year old in 1961, I did not know the meaning of the word and asked my parents what it meant. To say the least, the priest in charge of the facility got a phone call.

(yes, folks, in 1961 it was not considered child abuse to allow your 6 year old to walk a couple blocks to school in the Midwestern suburbs, my older brothers watched from a block behind)

Emily K

August 12th, 2010

yes, folks, in 1961 it was not considered child abuse to allow your 6 year old to walk a couple blocks to school in the Midwestern suburbs, my older brothers watched from a block behind

gee, guess my parents were soft, coddling liberals because i didn’t start walking to school til I was 9, when we moved close enough for me to walk there and not take the bus. By myself.

Emily K

August 12th, 2010

oh, and this was in 1993.

grantdale

August 12th, 2010

There is no way in hell of an Anita Bryant moment happening with her. The pie wouldn’t stand chance.

Think of the children Maggie — your children, and the legacy you are leaving them. Too sad. Embarrassing.

Jason D

August 12th, 2010

I’m not a fan of the “give the baby what it’s whining about” strategy of “civil unions for everyone”. Religion neither invented nor owns the word or the institution, so why on earth should we render unto the faithful what is caesar’s?

Gib Wallis

August 12th, 2010

You know, as much as I loathe what she stands for, her rancor on the various news shows I’ve seen wasn’t really evident in this clip.

She was as reasonable as she’s ever been — she sounds much more intelligent.

Granted, she’s wrong. Both about bigotry and that she’s a bigot. And she’s also wrong about our needing to know whether or not Judge Walker is gay. We don’t need to know and if he is, it really doesn’t matter.

If he has a boyfriend or domestic partner worth billions of dollars from a trust fund or inerhitance and the money can only be shared with a legal spouse, then, yeah, Judge Walker might have an issue of bias.

Somehow I doub that.

IamPosterity

August 12th, 2010

For Humor Sake:

Can we prosecute NOM, AFA, FRC, Focus on the Family, The Mormon Church, Ex-gay anything and any other affiliates as domestic terrorist under the definition set forth by the Patriot Act:

Under current United States law, set forth in the USA PATRIOT Act, acts of domestic terrorism are those which: “(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended— (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.”[3]
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_terrorism_in_the_United_States

Regardless on your take on homosexuality we are still part of the civilian population and Yes on 8 Ads seemed pretty coercive if you asked me.

Leave A Comment

All comments reflect the opinions of commenters only. They are not necessarily those of anyone associated with Box Turtle Bulletin. Comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

(Required)
(Required, never shared)

PLEASE NOTE: All comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

 

Latest Posts

Today's Agenda Is Brought To You By...

Today In History, 1965: Second White House Protest

Today In History, 1981: "Polyester" Premieres

Today In History, 1987: Barney Frank Comes Out

Today In History, 2005: "Current Mood: Depressed"

Born On This Day, 1934: Nancy Cárdenas

Born On This Day, 1947: Gene Robinson

Born On This Date, 1959: Rupert Everett

Featured Reports

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

In this original BTB Investigation, we unveil the tragic story of Kirk Murphy, a four-year-old boy who was treated for “cross-gender disturbance” in 1970 by a young grad student by the name of George Rekers. This story is a stark reminder that there are severe and damaging consequences when therapists try to ensure that boys will be boys.

Slouching Towards Kampala: Uganda’s Deadly Embrace of Hate

When we first reported on three American anti-gay activists traveling to Kampala for a three-day conference, we had no idea that it would be the first report of a long string of events leading to a proposal to institute the death penalty for LGBT people. But that is exactly what happened. In this report, we review our collection of more than 500 posts to tell the story of one nation’s embrace of hatred toward gay people. This report will be updated continuously as events continue to unfold. Check here for the latest updates.

Paul Cameron’s World

In 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that “[Paul] Cameron’s ‘science’ echoes Nazi Germany.” What the SPLC didn”t know was Cameron doesn’t just “echo” Nazi Germany. He quoted extensively from one of the Final Solution’s architects. This puts his fascination with quarantines, mandatory tattoos, and extermination being a “plausible idea” in a whole new and deeply disturbing light.

From the Inside: Focus on the Family’s “Love Won Out”

On February 10, I attended an all-day “Love Won Out” ex-gay conference in Phoenix, put on by Focus on the Family and Exodus International. In this series of reports, I talk about what I learned there: the people who go to these conferences, the things that they hear, and what this all means for them, their families and for the rest of us.

Prologue: Why I Went To “Love Won Out”
Part 1: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Part 2: Parents Struggle With “No Exceptions”
Part 3: A Whole New Dialect
Part 4: It Depends On How The Meaning of the Word "Change" Changes
Part 5: A Candid Explanation For "Change"

The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing The Myths

At last, the truth can now be told.

Using the same research methods employed by most anti-gay political pressure groups, we examine the statistics and the case studies that dispel many of the myths about heterosexuality. Download your copy today!

And don‘t miss our companion report, How To Write An Anti-Gay Tract In Fifteen Easy Steps.

Testing The Premise: Are Gays A Threat To Our Children?

Anti-gay activists often charge that gay men and women pose a threat to children. In this report, we explore the supposed connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse, the conclusions reached by the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, and how anti-gay activists continue to ignore their findings. This has tremendous consequences, not just for gay men and women, but more importantly for the safety of all our children.

Straight From The Source: What the “Dutch Study” Really Says About Gay Couples

Anti-gay activists often cite the “Dutch Study” to claim that gay unions last only about 1½ years and that the these men have an average of eight additional partners per year outside of their steady relationship. In this report, we will take you step by step into the study to see whether the claims are true.

The FRC’s Briefs Are Showing

Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council submitted an Amicus Brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals as that court prepared to consider the issue of gay marriage. We examine just one small section of that brief to reveal the junk science and fraudulent claims of the Family “Research” Council.

Daniel Fetty Doesn’t Count

Daniel FettyThe FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics aren’t as complete as they ought to be, and their report for 2004 was no exception. In fact, their most recent report has quite a few glaring holes. Holes big enough for Daniel Fetty to fall through.