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01/03/2013

NOM: We will help turn the IL legislature to pro-equality lawmakers, just like we did in NY

by Jeremy Hooper

Or as they put it:

National Organization for Marriage Pledges To Defeat Any Republican Legislator in Illinois Who Votes For Gay 'Marriage' [NOM]

In the above-linked release, NOM claims all kinds of New York victories that are not their victories to claim. The truth is that the one claim they can realistically make in terms of turning a pro-equality seat to an anti-equality seat brought them a Senator, Kathy Marchione, who has publicly stated that she will not touch marriage. All of the other seats either went to pro-equality Democrats or had outcomes that were completely unrelated to NOM's efforts. The sum of the parts created a state legislature that is in control of pro-equality lawmakers and a local Republican party that is thoroughly pissed off at NOM and Co.

So go ahead, paper tiger. 2012 didn't just teach us how to dance Gangnam style—it also taught us that NOM's bark is about a thousand times bigger than its bite.

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