This from Maggie Gallagher’s website:
Once, when asked in an interview if she felt same-sex marriages are
inherently less stable than heterosexual ones, Gallagher responded, “You
think this is a question about gay couples and for me it’s a question
Gallagher’s beef with gay marriage is actually more practical than
moral or religious — although she is a practicing Catholic. If you
believe that kids need a mom and dad, she argues, you simply can’t
endorse same-sex marriage at the same time. And if you do send the message that a married mom and dad are not really critical, she insists, more kids will end up hurt.
Ms. Gallagher is full of crap. For her this is all about obedience to the teachings of her church. Moreover, marriage equality does not send a “message;” It effects equality.