April 12, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Maggie Gallagher, the author of The Abolition of Marriage, will speak on "Same-Sex Marriage and the Laws" on Tuesday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Free and open to the public, Gallagher's talk is co-sponsored by the Amherst College Republicans and the Student Committee for the American Founding.

A nationally syndicated columnist and a leader in the fight to preserve traditional marriage, Gallagher is the author of The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier and Better Off Financially (co-authored with Linda Waite, 2001), The Abolition of Marriage (1996) and Enemies of Eros: How the Sexual Revolution is Killing Family, Marriage, and Sex and What We Can Do (1989). Her articles have appeared in The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Cosmopolitan and The New York Times, among other publications. A frequent media guest and an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values, Gallagher offers an influential younger woman's voice on marriage, family and social policy.

Gallagher graduated from Yale University in 1982.