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07/27/2010

Folly Madison: NOM's stinky cheese doesn't cut it in Wisconsin

by Jeremy Hooper

We're almost starting to feel sorry for them. Almost:

Poor Brian. Just as he and his supporters decided to re-join the tour, NOM was met with its largest equality counter-demonstration to date. 466 equality activists marched down the streets of Madison and up the steps of the State Minn-ralyHouse to greet a decent-sized crowd of NOM supporters – relative to their other tour stops – that at one point reached 54 people.

Nonetheless, the massive upstaging of NOM couldn’t go by without a little spin from NOM’s speakers.

“Thank you all for coming,” Julliane
[sic] Appling , a representative from Wisconsin Family Action began. “[We hoped our turnout would be larger], but our people actually have jobs.”

Maggie and Brian both cheered.
*MORE, including must-see video: Madison, WI: In largest crowd to date, equality supporters outnumber NOM by more than 8 to 1 [NOM Tour Tracker]

Right, Maggie and Brian. Important jobs like spending your every waking day denying your neighbor of civil fairness, forcing a defense movement to pause their lives so that you two won't seize control of the same. We're all just sooooo impressed with your heightened work ethic.

And besides, considering the heartache and soul punches that NOM has delivered to LGBT people and their allies, it's likely most employers gave our demonstrators a free sick day for this.

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