August 5th, 2010
12:39 PM ET
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. agricolaesuntpoetae

    I like how the argument is now "marriage is for procreation so children are raised by a mother and father" instead of the old Bible/tradition/threat to heterosexual marriage/slippery slope to bestiality marriages arguments that have been so popular in the past. It's still a weak argument, but if that's the best argument they have, then, well, all their arguments are ridiculous.

    I also like how Maggie Gallagher interprets the 14th amendment. The constitution doesn't say that interracial marriage is okay, either. She got all hepped up about how the Founding Fathers never meant the 14th amendment to include gay marriage and they would just DIE if they saw their words twisted to include a minority group. Yeah, right, just like the slave holding Founding Fathers would have DIED if they'd known their words would have been twisted to stop racial segregation.

    August 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Annie Kate

    This could have been a very good segment if there hadn't been so much interrupting of the panel members; the interruptions made it difficult to follow what each guest was trying to say and it was annoying. I hope next time that the guests will be allowed to answer the questions without being interrupted by anyone – courtesy might bring out more information than less.

    August 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm |
  3. Robert

    Interesting how Maggie Gallagher defended her stance against gay marriage by asserting that "a majority are against it" while at the conclusion of the interview, she refuted Evan Wolfson's point by saying "you're entitled to your view but you're not entitled to my views."

    Wondering if she still cannot discern her own hypocrisy.

    August 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  4. Terry Pickering

    If "marraige" was simply a religious ceremoney, then I say it would be up to the religion to define what constitutes a marriage. Because some religions allow for multiple wives, should Christians be allowed to say it's wrong? In reality marriage here in the US is a legal binding contract that is defined by law. As such it should be subject to all the other laws in the US regarding equality.

    August 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  5. Abdul

    I only have one thing to say i am not pro gay marrige. having said that i am glad that they are able to do what in america is their right as a free citizen but what about the free citizens that are muslim and just want to praise their lord. i guess it is better to be gay than to love god because on one hand it is the civil rights of the gay minority being recognized and on the other side the minority of muslim americans who just want to buy a building and worship their lord are being challenged.CRAZY WORLD

    August 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm |