A protest rally held in Dupont Circle tonight brought together same-sex marriage supporters who say they were angered by yesterday's vote to overturn marriage rights in Maine.
A surprise attendee of the rally was Maggie Gallagher, President of the National Organization for Marriage.
Video after the jump.
Can anyone identify the gentleman to her right?
According to Metro Weekly:
Gallagher said she had just been at a nearby building and it was by "great coincidence" that she was passing by. She stated that she was not attending the event as part of a professional capacity and did not wish to go on camera for an interview.
Maggie sat quietly, attentively, and very at ease. She did not look intimidated or threatened by the "militant homosexuals" whom NOM wants to hide their donor list from. In response to her presence, the crowd was respectful.
After the rally ended, Gallagher was asked if opponents of same-sex marriage like her were enjoying the ability to prevent people from having the right to get married. She replied that "People can make up what they want, but they can't make up what's in my head.... I am enjoying the victory in Maine for which we fought hard, but I am not enjoying seeing people disagree with me. No." Asked to explain what exactly "the victory" was, she stated, "People disagree on this issue. And I think it's important to hear what people who disagree with you say. That's why I showed up." She concluded by saying she didn't think gay unions were marriages and that changing the definition of marriage would do a lot of damage.
Perhaps we will see Maggie at future events? You never know.