RECENT  POSTS:  » Video: America is ready for the freedom to marry » READ: Very anti-gay crew vows to never recognize civil marriage equality (even though they so will or face penalties) » NOM #March4Marriage coalition partner, religious liaison: 'Homosexuality is behavior and choice...immoral' » Mike Huckabee blatantly lies about something no civil marriage activist is seeking » Video: Man who once called for ban on gay teachers promotes #March4Marriage; because of course he does » FRC Senior Fellow: We are prepared to 'give our lives' to fight same-sex marriage (i.e. 'our eternal destruction') » Questions 'Face The Nation' should ask Tony Perkins (but likely won't, sadly) » Gorgeous clip from PFLAG Canada recognizes the many marriage memories that never were » On marriage, FRC prays SCOTUS will 'rule in the fear of the Lord' » AFA's new desperation: Marriage equality will turn bible into 'Mein Kampf'  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

09/02/2009

Iowa voters reject NOMinee

by Jeremy Hooper

BurgmeierAnother testament to the National Organization for Marriage's efficacy not matching their visibility: Stephen Burgmeier, the Iowa state house candidate that they spent almost 90,000 backing, lost his bid in last night's special election:

Hanson bests Burgmeier in HD90 [Iowa Independent]

Now, it should be noted that the victor, Democrat Curt Hanson, is also in favor of letting voters weigh in on a measure that would ban the state's currently-legal marriage equality. So it's not like this is a huge win for gays and the protection of their fairness.

But it is a defeat of NOM's candidate, it's a preservation of the state's Democratic majority, and it absolves us of having to remember where the "e"s go in Mr. Burgmeier's name. So those are reasons enough for us to applaud.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

I bet Maggie is kicking herself. All that money spent, that could have gone into one of her slush funds.

Posted by: Taylor | Sep 2, 2009 10:01:26 AM

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails