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It wasn't just Manhattan: How NOM fought off 'tragic situations' in Buffalo

by Jeremy Hooper

Keeping with the theme of yesterday's New York-wide National Organization For Marriage rallies and the people leading them: Let's now turn to Buffalo. There, the major NOM rep was Christopher Plante.

"You simply cannot redefine marriage without consequences," added Christopher Plante of the National Organization for Marriage, a conservative group battling same-sex marriage around the country.
Opponents of gay marriage eye revenge []

So okay, what does Mr. Plante by "consequences"? Well, I wouldn't presume to know the full breadth and depth of his fears. However, past comments do give much insight into his views. Views that liken gay parents to *DEAD* parents, and that reduce children of gay couples to nothing more than a trendy "accessory":

"When parents die and we have orphans...
we see those as tragic situations.
Same-sex marriage enshrines a tragic situation into law,
where a child is intentionally denied either his mother or his father.

"And maybe children will become an accessory. You'll probably
like this and I'll stand on it -- it turns children into little
teacup dogs. It's an accessory to put in my purse.

Just like NOM's Rochester leader, Duane Motley, I would assume that Plante didn't say such things yesterday, when local news bureaus had stories to file. But it's when the bright spotlights are dimmed that our political opponents tend to paint the most vivid pictures.

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