Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Maggie Gallagher, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, stopped eating long enough to release this bizarre statement in response to a Federal judge in Boston ruling the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional:
“Does this Federal judge want to start another culture war Does he really want another Roe. v. Wade? The simple fact is that the right of the Federal government to define marriage for the purposes of its Federal law and Federal territories has been clear since the late 19th century, when Congress banned polygamy. Only an incompetent defense could have lost this case. We expect to win in a higher court.”
And herein lies Gallagher’s greatest fear.
Once the the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Boston decision that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional and a violation of the spirit of the Founding Fathers declaration that “all men are created equal” and have inalienable rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” and which must include the right of same-sex couples to enter into marriage, her entire construct of gender roles will fall away.