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Maggie Gallagher

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President, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy; Coauthor, The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially.

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A FAMILY TRADITION: Gay Marriage

with Maggie Gallagher, Kate Kendell, Esq.via Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 8, 2003

Given recent trends at both local and federal levels, most notably the Supreme Court decision striking down the Texas antihomosexual sodomy law, it would appear that legal recognition of gay marriage may be just a matter of time. Should gay marriage be granted legal recognition? Are same-sex couples who are not allowed to marry under current law being denied equal protection of the law? How would recognition of gay marriage alter the traditional purpose of marriage? And would gay marriage erode support for families or strengthen it?