Anti-Gay Group NOM Names Radical Law Professor As New Board Chairman

The National Organization for Marriage — an anti-gay group that has opposed marriage equality around the country — has announced that it is replacing its long time chairwoman Maggie Gallagher with John Eastman, a professor at Chapman University School of Law who is seen by many in the legal community as the gold standard in law professor crazy. He was the lead scholar on the effort to strip children of undocumented immigrants of birthright citizenship, represented radical anti-tax lawmakers in a case that threatened sweeping education cuts in Nevada, and was one of the lead voices behind the claim that Judge Walker had to recuse from the Proposition 8 case because he has a same-sex partner. Eastman also ran for attorney general in California as a Republican, but lost the primary.


Gallagher, meanwhile, is staying on with NOM: “I will remain on the NOM board, and continue to work on specific projects for NOM, as well as taking on some additional outside projects I’ve long deferred, such as finishing my book Debating Same-Sex Marriage which I’ve been working on for Oxford University Press with Prof. John Corvin.”