Pack It In, Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown: the Gay Marriage Debate is Over

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When you've lost the likes of Prop 8 proponent David Blankenhorn, Jutice Anthony Kennedy can't be far behind. Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage can't recover from this.

Blankenhorn, who once staunchly fought to take gay marriage away from LGBT Californians, wrote today in the New York Times that he's changed his mind.

His astonishing Op-Ed includes an admission that:

"to my deep regret, much of the opposition to gay marriage seems to stem, at least in part, from an underlying anti-gay animus. To me, a Southerner by birth whose formative moral experience was the civil rights movement, this fact is profoundly disturbing."

NOM was not pleased, but it doesn't matter. In the long march to marriage equality, the supporters don't just include the last Republican Vice President of the United States (whose lesbian daughter just got married), the President of the United States, a majority of the American public, the bulk of the federal judiciary who've heard cases about it (made up of justices appointed by both parties) and, now, people who even once defended Prop 8 vociferously.

Pack it in, Brian and Maggie. Last year you lost your NOM's own social media director Louis Marinelli. Today you lost a major witness in your legal testimony.

If you're waiting for this moment, it's arrived.

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You can follow staff writer Steven Thrasher on twitter (@steven_thrasher) or reach him by email (sthrasher@villagevoice.com).


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