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01/18/2010

A vote for Scott Brown is a vote for the anti-gay National Organization For Marriage

by Jeremy Hooper

It's one thing to hear NOM's Brian Brown pretending that crude bias is a good thing. But the whole ruse becomes enragingly worse when he drags Dr. King's legacy of fairness into the mix:

Dear I-Could-Not-Stand-Against-Your-Agenda,  Tomorrow's special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts could be a game-changer when it comes to protecting marriage in Washington, DC!  The need is simple:  If you live in Massachusetts or know anyone who does, please do whatever you can to help get people to the polls to help Scott Brown pull off an amazing upset in the race for U.S. Senate!   The contrasts in this race couldn't be clearer.   Republican Scott Brown was one of a courageous few who voted in favor of the Massachusetts Marriage Amendment in the Massachusetts legislature.   Democrat Martha Coakley, meanwhile, is a radical same-sex marriage activist. In her role as Massachusetts Attorney General, she even sued the federal government to have the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) declared unconstitutional.    That's why NOM has endorsed Scott Brown for U.S. Senate and why we invested $50,000 in independent expenditures in this race over the past several days.   Scott Brown may be on the verge of becoming the first Republican Senator from Massachusetts since 1972. More importantly, his election would help protect DOMA and send a resounding message to the pro-same-sex marriage leadership in Washington. No longer would they have the virtually unlimited power of a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.   And if a Republican can win in Massachusetts (or even come close!) how many red-state Democrats would be willing to put their seats on the line by voting to repeal DOMA in an election year?   Tomorrow could mark another tremendous blue-state victory for marriage. If you live in Massachusetts, please be sure to vote for Scott Brown for Senate. And call three or four neighbors to urge them to get to the polls to vote for Scott tomorrow, too!  And if you don't live in Massachusetts, you can still help! Please call anyone you know who is registered to vote in Massachusetts and remind them how critical it is that they vote in tomorrow's special election. We have a chance to send a dramatic message to President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and the entire pro-same-sex marriage lobby in Washington.  As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, I am reminded of and challenged by his timeless words:

So an out-of-state group is telling a deeply blue state that the marriages that have been happening on their own soil without incident are somehow wrong/evil/immoral/worthy of careless spending? That's not only astroturfing: It's putting the fakery on top of a place where lush loveliness is already in bloom. That Massachusetts I know and love will see right through the pointless, de-beautifying exercise.

**EARLIER: The two Mr. Browns: Out to tan marriage equality's hide [G-A-Y]

**UPDATE, 1/19: Check out the weird way NOM's support has played out with NRO readers/contributors

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Oh, now, that's just SICK, Brian, when his wife 9and likely King himself) was VERY active in Gay rights!

Posted by: Wade MacMorrighan | Jan 18, 2010 4:18:31 PM

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