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08/24/2011

National Organization for [Resisting Anti-Discrimination Laws]?

by Jeremy Hooper

Does Maggie Gallagher still oppose basic anti-discrimination protections for gays? These days, as she invests so much stock in denying civil marriage rights to gays, you're unlikely to hear the National organization For Marriage chair say she stands against anti-discrimination protections in areas like employment or housing. But that wasn't the case in 1996, when Maggie quite proudly lashed out against these most basic of anti-discrimination buffers, due to her admitted personal religious belief that the "sexual temptation" of homosexuality constitutes a "sin":

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[©Universal Press Syndicate (this one's scanned in; can't find an online copy)]

Have Maggie's views changed in fifteen years, or is America's most prominent "marriage protector" still more than happy to turn a blind eye to these protections? Considering how much she wants to exalt ("big government") religious protections above all others, the question is more than pertinent.

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