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11/09/2012

New NOM talking point: It wasn't a fair fight

by Jeremy Hooper

The National Organization For Marriage's Thomas Peters:


[Relevant Radio]

I love how they act like our outsized support is somehow unfair. The truth: The majority of editorials come out for us because equality is the right thing to do. Hollywood supports us because many in the entertainment community know actual gay people and recognize the other side's B.S. for what it is. Everyday people across the country donate money to these state fights because we know that equality makes us a strong nation. Courts are increasingly on our side because civil marriage equality is fair under the governing laws of this country. Polling is drastically changing because young folks have come up in a world with increased visibility. People are rejecting much of the NOM noise because they are recognizing it for the spin that it is. Citizens are starting to understand that animus drives the inequality fight because the truly heinous rhetoric is starting to earn ever-greater embrace within the official campaigns. And so on and so forth.

This isn't the huge conspiracy that people like Thomas want it to be. The fight is increasingly tough on their side of this fight because *THEY CHOSE THE LOSING POSITION*. We have been telling them this for years. Unlike them, we tend to say what we mean. If they would only listen to what we say rather than stick their fingers further into their ears, marginalize (or shut out) our voices as if we're going to go away, and fill their press releases with even more duplicitous code wording, they wouldn't be so surprised to see this fortuitous fruit that is finally coming to bear.

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