No need to reprint her NY Post essay here, but the highlights are statistics that she claims point blame in other directions.
Maggie's attempt to assuage her own culpability in fostering a climate of inequality and down-right hate in America is laughable.
In Maggie's twisted thought processes, it's somehow relevant to note that gay teens "are twice as likely to report having had sexual intercourse before the age of 13".
She doesn't understand that teens who are different attract bullies AND predators alike. It's not their fault. And sadly, even marriage equality won't change that. Predators, gay and straight, will always exist. It's irrelevant to the discussion of equal rights for all. Somehow, this horrible excuse for a woman twists at risk children being preyed upon by sexual predators into a reason why there shouldn't be gay marriage. But considering NOM's history of distorting the message, it's understandable she'd include this in her "but these kids need help" screed for sympathy.
Check out this ad they're running in Minnesota, shamelessly co-opting Martin Luther King's message to preach discrimination. It should inspire all people who believe in equal rights to rush to the polls this November:
She also claims LGBT teens have a higher rate of "pregnancy."
WTF! I don't know where that stat comes from, but I find it a little suspect that gay teens cause more pregnancies. However, the only thing I can think to explain it would be teens desperately trying to be straight, desperately trying to live up to society's (and Maggie's) ideal - and throwing caution to the wind toward that end. Still, I find that stat extremely specious.
And that gay teens have a higher rate of drug use? Well, DUH, again! Same reason they off themselves.
Bottom-line is this: Maggie Gallagher is a lying cow who will use anything, including great civil-rights leaders, to twist the message so she (and NOM) are painted in a favorable light and not the fear and hate mongers that they really are.
But their lies are notorious, as this Takedown vid below exposes point by point. VOTE THIS NOVEMBER!