Maggie Gallagher has suggested a 'popular insurrection' against proposed gay marriage laws in Rhode Island and Maryland is going unreported.

The board chair of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay marriage, made her comments on Tuesday's In The Market With Janet Parshall radio program.

“Here's the truth,” she told listeners. “They're pushing gay marriage in Rhode Island and Maryland. Both of these are deep blue states that were totally – we had a Republican wave election, right, Rhode Island, Maryland, 'What's a Republican. We've never heard of Republicans.' These are really Democratic, hard-core Democratic states. And they were suppose to be easy targets to pass gay marriage. Instead, in both states what we're seeing is a popular insurrection. I'm not saying it's exactly what's happening in Egypt, but it's an extraordinary story that's being under reported about, you know, in these states where it was supposed to be easy to pass gay marriage.”

Gay marriage activists in Rhode Island first proposed such a law in 1997. Before independent Governor Lincoln Chafee was elected on November 2, a Republican held the office since 1995.

Maryland's Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley succeeded one term Republican Governor Robert L. Ehrlich.