Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., speaks at the Democratic National Convention last year in Charlotte, N.C. She's the first woman ever to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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Maggie Gallagher has been an outspoken opponent of gay marriage for the past decade. She debated the issue at Saddleback College this month with John Corvino (right), a gay-marriage proponent who is also a personal friend.
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