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10/17/2011

NOM failed at 'Stop SB48.' That they even *tried* is a story worth remembering.

by Jeremy Hooper

On September 30, it was as "critically important" as NOM's Prop 8 signature collection efforts.

On October 5, it was a "last chance" to stand against inclusive "force."

On October 6 the push was "historic," with "success" the only acceptable option.


I'm talking about the concerted effort to stop inclusive teaching in California's public schools -- the National Organization for Marriage was ALL OVER IT:

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So it's very interesting that NOM, despite the supposedly high stakes and the apparent need to waste "protect marriage" capital on a matter that has nothing to do with marriage itself, hasn't uttered a peep in the days since this "Stop SB48" effort failed. Not a blog post. Not a press release. No social media outreach. Not an e-blast thanking supporters for the attempt. Nothing. NOM is acting as if it never happened.

Oh, but we know. We know that NOM, an organization supposedly focused on one particular issue, showed its hand and proved that its fight goes far beyond just the matter of marriage. We know that NOM thought it could step in and create another Prop 8 situation, further dividing the state for their own gain. We know that NOM was willing to make a case against teaching that accurately reflects the entire population in a state that doesn't currently have marriage equality, even though this organization bases most all of its state marriage campaigns on the idea that marriage is the hinge that will determine such teaching.

We know what they said and did. And so does the historical record, which will remain intellectually pure even if a defeated NOM thinks a silent broom can sweep it all under their own, reliably deceptive rug.

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