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02/15/2012

Wait, NOM now *wants* the states to be a ‘system of laboratories’?!

by Jeremy Hooper
Nationalorganizationformarriage-15 The following little quip fell under the radar last week, but I think we should bring it back for further examination. This is how John Eastman, Maggie Gallagher's replacement as National Organization for Marriage Board Chair, responded to the idea of marriage being a patchwork of state-level rights:


“We have this system of laboratories called the states where we can try different experiments and see what works well and what doesn’t, without imposing a national rule on everybody,” said [National Org. For Marriage Chair John Eastman], a professor at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California.

“We have patchwork laws on all sorts of things” that vary from one state to another, such as custody laws and third-cousin marriages, Eastman said in an interview. “It hasn’t seemed to have brought us down yet."

State-by-State Laws on Gay Marriage Produce Patchwork Quilt [Bloomberg]
(H/t: NOM Watcher John B.)


So okay, wait a minute: NOM's top guy is seriously suggesting his organization is okay with states doing their own things? That is crazy off-message for NOM. Or at least crazy off-message for the old NOM. For the new, "all things to all people of all states" NOM, Eastman's lines actually make a bit of sense from a PR standpoint.
KEEP READING: Wait, NOM now *wants* the states to be a ‘system of laboratories’?! [NOM Exposed]

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