NOM Chair Maggie Gallagher’s 5-minute evolution on gay-baiting Judge Walker
August 11, 2010
Here’s Maggie Gallagher on the topic of Judge Walker’s ruling:
Here we have an openly gay federal judge substituting his views for those of the American people and of our Founding Fathers who I promise you would be shocked by courts that imagine they have the right to put gay marriage in our Constitution.
Clearly implying that his judgment is skewed.
Maggie spoke today in Charleston, and Arisha interviewed her on camera afterward on this topic. Here’s the opening part of the exchange:
Arisha: One of the opinions you expressed is that Judge Walker is biased because he’s gay.
Maggie: No, I don’t think that I said that.
In the first five minutes of this video, she is just all over the place in her response. First she says “first of all, it’s relevant” to “I’m not sure it is relevant” to “it’s not necessarily relevant” to “it could be relevant” to “I don’t believe that it’s totally irrelevant” to finally admitting “I don’t know if it has a bearing or not”. Eventually, she says, “if he upheld Prop 8, I think it’d be even more relevant”- clearly drawing a line between his sexual orientation and his judgment, even if she doesn’t want to admit it.