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01/02/2012

NOM calls us the marriage debate's 'bullies'; either delusional, willfully deceptive, or both

by Jeremy Hooper

In a desperate year-end fundraising pitch letter to supporters, NOM president Brian Brown -- president of an organization that has no purpose other than to stop or take marriage rights away from loving, tax-paying, same-sex couples -- positioned pro-equality activists as "anti-marriage bullies" who are out to destroy the institution:

Nombullies

Uh huh. Because you all remember that time back in California in '08 when we, the gays, crushed certain people's souls by taking away their right to marry. Right?

Or maybe you remember Maine in 2009, when we the equality activists used a "People's Veto" to take away the legislatively granted expansion of marriage? That one was mean of us.

Oh, and what about Iowa in 2010, when we gays ended three judges' careers simply because they joined in on one unanimous decision with which we disagreed? Not nice, huh?

Then there's North Carolina and Minnesota, where we are trying to write discrimination into the state constitution. You're aware of that bullying that we're forcing upon the electorate in those states, yes?

And of course there's New Hampshire, where we, the pro-equality forces, are currently working to repeal loving couples' marriage rights. Heard about that one?


Except no, none of that was/is us. If that really was our track record, then NOM would have every right to call us bullies. But since that ignoble track record is actually their own? Well, that's precisely why they are trying to flip the script!

And as for the "bullies" label? Well, they at least got the "bull" part right!

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