Rick Santorum has won the endorsement
of Maggie Gallagher, a leading opponent of gay marriage.
Gallagher is the former chairman of the
board of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's
most vociferous group opposed to gay marriage, and continues to be
active in the organization.
In an email to supporters offering her
endorsement, Gallagher touted Santorum's opposition to marriage
“The American people, I promise you,
are not going to reject a man they would otherwise support because he
believes in traditional Christian views of sex and marriage,”
Gallagher wrote. “Especially when he believes – not just with
his words, and not just with his vote, but with every action of his
soul and his life – that a man's job is to support his children,
born and unborn, to commit a loving and faithful marriage to one
woman, and to devote himself to being a good dad.”
In posting Gallagher's endorsement, the
campaign noted that the former Pennsylvania senator was one of
the original authors of the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA).