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04/20/2011

NOM Exposed: That persistent Jay-Z/Alicia Keys song isn't NY's only '09 holdover

by Jeremy Hooper

As all marriage-loving eyes turn to New York and Gov. Cuomo's welcome push for basic equality, the National Organization For Marriage's continued push for discrimination will surely come into greater light:

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So in advance of NOM-in-NY '11, HRC's NOM Exposed is flipping back the calendar to the NOMinated NY of two years ago.

Picture it: The Empire State, 2009. A young nation had yet to learn the term "Snooki." A golden-throated Susan Boyle brings her vibrato to our shores. People start talking about "tea-bagging" even if referring to neither Lipton nor lowered testicles. And through it all, a certain advocacy group managed to brave a growing global H1N1 threat so they could oh so passionately stop the pandemic posed by gay people's more fully-blinged ring fingers. Journey back:

Screen Shot 2011-04-20 At 6.41.59 PmNOM’s role in the 2009 marriage fight in New York gives us some indication of the kind of campaign they’re going to run in the coming days and weeks. The group says it spent (and likely did spend) $600,000 in the state on “media and voter outreach” in 25 state senate districts. According to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity, NOM spent the bulk of this money on phone calls to lawmakers and advertising. Here is one of their disclosure reports.
KEEP READING, IN FULL: NOM in New York: Past Is Probably Prologue [NOM Exposed]

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