Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) on Friday defended memos which reveal that the group pursued a strategy to pit minorities against gay marriage supporters.

Appearing on MSNBC, Gallagher said, “I don't apologize for any of them,” in reference to roughly 15 projects the group outlined in 2009.

One project titled Not a Civil Right sought to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks – two key Democratic constituencies” and establish opposition to marriage equality as “a key badge of the Latino identity – a symbol of resistance to inappropriate assimilation.” Another sought to “recruit glamorous but unintelligent celebrities” to their cause.

Gallagher denied her group used race in its efforts against marriage equality.

“It's insulting to suggest that these African-American or Latino leaders are standing up because NOM is manipulating them,” she said. “We didn't cause or create this, and frankly if we could get together with the gay community and take the idea that it's bigoted or discriminatory to stand up for marriage off the table for black people or white people, we'd be happy to do it.”

“I don't like the suggestion that somehow we have the power to make gay marriage advocates call other people bigots and haters,” she added. “We don't. We wish they would stop. Or that we have the power to make African-American or Latino Democrats do anything. We're really grateful and respect the leadership that they've shown for the values that they hold dear and that we share.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Antonio Villaraigosa, Vincent Gray speak out against gay marriage foe NOM's race-baiting.)