Maggie Gallagher is the founder and former President of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, a nonprofit organization whose unique mission is research and public education on ways that law and public policy can strengthen marriage as a social institution. Maggie is also the co-author of The Case for Marriage and has also served as President of the National Organization for Marriage.
Maggie is also a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of several books on marriage, including most recently Debating Same-Sex Marriage with John Corvino and The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better-Off Financially with University of Chicago Prof Linda Waite. She is a leading voice of the new marriage movement. National Journal named her to the 2004 list of the most influential people in the same-sex marriage debate.
She appears frequently on major TV and radio and is frequently asked to lecture at colleges, universities and law schools. She has testified as an expert witness on marriage before the U.S. Senate and in various state legislatures. Her writings on marriage have appeared in the New York Times, the Weekly Standard, and the Wall Street Journal, as well as scholarly journals such as the Louisiana Law Review, and the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy.
Maggie is a graduate of Yale (class of ’82). She lives with her husband and two children in Westchester, New York.
- National Organization for Marriage
- Institute for Marriage and Public Policy
- Marriage Debates Archive
Contact Maggie at Maggie@imapp.org
-Marriage: The Challenges Ahead (University of North Carolina, October 22, 2013)
-The Next Generation for Marriage: How to Speak for Marriage as the Union of Husband and Wife (Sexuality, Integrity, and University 2011)
–Making the Case for Marriage in the Media and Public Square (Sexuality, Integrity, and University 2008)