Maggie Gallagher Defends NOM's Race-Baiting Against Gays
Maggie Gallagher, the former president and co-founder of the National Organization of Marriage (NOM) spoke with Thomas Roberts on MSNBC Friday, defending the organization’s strategy to create a wedge between gays, black, and Latinos. Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger, who led the ethics investigation against NOM in Maine, also joined the discussion.
After reading some of the most eyebrow-raising passages from the NOM documents, Roberts asked Gallagher, “do you defend your own race-baiting to further bigotry and homophobia on a national level?” Gallagher, who claims she’s against marriage equality because “children need a mother and a father”—even though she gave birth to a son out-of-wedlock, attempted to deflect the question by suggesting that NOM merely reached out nationally to like-minded groups, but had no real influence or power. Karger then reminded viewers of NOM’s financial power, as well as noting that the organization has been “inserting themselves in a federal election.”
Watch the complete segment below.