National Organization for Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher seemed unsure of herself and a bit flustered on Thom Hartmann’s show Sunday. She proffered the usual BS. Video is below.

[4:50] marriage matters because children need a mom and a dad

That has absolutely nothing to do with marriage equality. Either way, the same heteros will unite in the same marriages, have the same children, sue for the same divorces and then adhere to the same visitation arrangements.

[6:10] I don’t think that gay marriage is going to have a big impact on gay teen suicide.

Wrong. NOM’s anti-gay campaigns that, among other things, portray gays as a threat to children are likely to cause insecurity among gays teens. Marriage equality improves both acceptance and security.

Maggie makes a ludicrous effort to posit NOM’s campaigns as secular. There she goes, again, with the same bullshit about mommies and daddies.

[7:00] The idea that children need a mom and a dad crosses religion.

Gays adopt children who might otherwise have no mom and no dad!

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By David Cary Hart

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