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Maggie Gallagher: We'll Lose On DOMA

"To strike down Prop 8 on 'narrow grounds' proposed by the 9th Circuit is so intellectually dishonest that if that is what the Court wished to do I think they would have refused to hear the case. I think Kennedy will overturn DOMA (perhaps joined by Roberts) and then uphold the right of states to refuse to accept gay marriage (i.e. uphold Prop 8). The victories this November for gay marriage at the polls make that outcome more likely. Justice Kennedy will likely see it as not at all unlikely voters will overturn Prop 8 soon and see that as a much better outcome than constitutionalizing gay marriage." - Maggie Gallagher, commenting on the blog of former gay marriage opponent David Blankenhorn.

NOTE: This tip comes via JMG reader Str8 Grandmother, who reports that Gallagher is a regular commenter at the above-linked blog and is often responded to by Blankenhorn.

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