NOM: ‘Americans remain strongly in favor of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.’

From The New Civil Rights Movement:

by David Badash
on November 7, 2012

Brian Brown, president of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, just stated, “Americans remain strongly in favor of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”

Brown, facing a massive defeat that spanned the nation, and probably worrying about his job, has decided to ignore reality — including decisions in four states yesterday and three years of polls that say the majority of Americans support marriage equality.

“Our opponents and some in the media will attempt to portray the election results as a changing point in how Americans view gay marriage, but that is not the case,” Brown writes in a statement.

Yes, keep telling yourself that, Brian.

Your old boss, Maggie Gallagher, sure is also trying to spin it.

“Real America” didn’t vote for same-sex marriage, just those who showed up: “The Obama electorate.”

“Real America,” in Gallagher’s eyes, and in Brown’s stayed home.

“Americans remain strongly in favor of marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” Brown continues. “The election results reflect the political and funding advantages our opponents enjoyed in these very liberal states.”

Yes, the very liberal states of Washington, Maryland, Maine, and Minnesota.

Minnesota, where they have already banned same-sex marriage, just wanted to ensure “activist judges” could not undo the law so they tried to force it into their constitution. Minnesota, home to an anti-gay hate group so anti-gay they still insist on calling HIV/AIDS, “GRIDS.” Minnesota, home to the Michele Bachmann and a “suicide contagion area” known as the Anoka-Hennepin school district.

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3 Responses to “NOM: ‘Americans remain strongly in favor of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.’”

  1. quenyar Says:

    I’m sorry, but I looked at the returns for Washington State on R-74 by county and I am seeing 80% of the counties (, especially rural counties running 60-72% against marriage equality. It is the big urban centers in King and Snohomish counties and the preponderance of progressive voters in those two counties that may lead to a very narrow victory for marriage equality in this state. NOM is correct in a lot of places where ignorance and bigotry are still the rule. Being gay in Adams county – it might as well be 1962.

    • Suzan Says:

      There is a reason why LGBT kids leave small towns filled with small minded superstitious people. There is a reason why we go where there are other LGBT people and allies, people who think and aren’t small minded bigots sucking down religious propaganda.

  2. tinagrrl Says:

    As the tide changes. As history shows the bigots to be more and more a minority, I think we will see a hardening of anti-LGBT positions. Rear guard actions (perhaps a pun, perhaps not – you decide) are frequently the most hard fought. The bigots seem to become more and more extreme — until they finally just lose.

    They never seem to give up, but their position becomes more and more marginalized.

    We are getting closer. Stay strong.

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