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06/13/2013

NOM is very partisan, Example #671,453,012

by Jeremy Hooper

Every now and then, the National Organization For Marriage will support a random fringe Democrat who vehemently opposes equality. Don't be fooled. This organization, which supported Romney, which backs any number of GOP candidates and interests, which presents at right-wing events like CPAC and the Values Voter Summit, and whose president runs a partisan operation called ActRight is, in actuality, a far-right Republican organization.

Here's the latest example in the form a photo meme telling supporters to refuse to be "intimidated by the Left":

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For us, marriage is not partisan, even if the political support still breaks down the way it does. We will proudly work with pro-equality Republicans and Democrats because we know that the push for marriage equality is the right (as in correct) thing to do. We know that our shared future (i.e. not our left-leaning or right-leaning future) is one that supports civil marriage equality. We know that neither love nor civil rights belong to one political party.

Interestingly, this particular campaign with the clunky name of "Keep The Republic & Marriage," is in response to donor disclosure. I say that's interesting because the man who has been most active on the issue of donor disclosure is none other than Fred Karger. That would be the same Fred Karger who ran for President—as a Republican.

Your war is not with "the left" NOM—your fight is against a non-partisan future in which your view will, in fact, be left behind.

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