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National Organization for Marriage

Ministers Betray the Black Community by Defending Race-Baiting Group

Alvin McEwen | Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices
Alvin McEwen

The National Organization for Marriage has been steadily attempting to blunt the charges that it is trying to drive a wedge between the black and gay communities on the subject of marriage equality.

NOM's Race Baiting Backfires: Minority Groups Stand Together Against Bigotry

Waymon Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Waymon Hudson

By having their wedge-based plan exposed for all to see, and in such stark terms, NOM has stirred a sense of commonality among the very minority groups they sought to divide. Being demonized for crass political expediency, it turns out, is something that many groups can relate to.

Lila Shapiro

Mitt Romney Endorsed By Anti-Gay Group, Backed By Its Leaders | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On Wednesday morning, the National Organization for Marriage endorsed Mitt Romney, suggesting a possible renewal of ties between the presumptive Repu...

Amanda Terkel

Romney-Backing Anti-Gay Marriage Group HACKED On Website, Social Media | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- On the same morning that the National Organization for Marriage announced that it was endorsing Mitt Romney, the group dedicated to stop...

Oops, MSNBC Reports (My) Fictional, Satirical HuffPost Piece As Real News

Scott Wooledge | Posted 06.05.2012 | Media
Scott Wooledge

Apparently this and the fact that it was published on HuffPost Comedy escaped the eagle-eyed journalists at MSNBC, who reported the story as news Wednesday. For what it's worth, I was never contacted to verify my "reporting."

Why Has NOM's Chairperson Been Silent During The 'Race-Baiting' Controversy?

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

We've all missed one face during the recent scandal involving the revelation of confidential documents leaking the National Organization for Marriage's eyebrow-raising tactics to stop marriage equality: where in the heck is NOM's chair, John C. Eastman?

Microsoft, Apple Unite To Demand That The National Organization For Marriage Boycott Them

Scott Wooledge | Posted 06.02.2012 | Comedy
Scott Wooledge

Reports are also surfacing that Google, Nike, American Apparel, Concur, Group Health, RealNetworks, Vulcan Inc., and Alcoa are considering joining the growing coalition of companies who are asking that they, too, be included in NOM's holy boycott campaign.

Why Anti-LGBT Tactics To Divide Latinos And The LGBT Community Won't Work

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Rodriguez

In a series of documents obtained last week in a court proceeding, NOM outlined a bewildering campaign to make opposition to gay marriage "cool" and "hip" among young Latinos and convince other Latinos that supporting gay marriage was tantamount to "forced assimilation."

Michelangelo Signorile

Freedom To Marry President Discusses Marriage Equality Fight, NOM Memos | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Freedom to Marry president Evan Wolfson responded to charges that the group has abandoned efforts to fight constitutional amendments on the ballot thi...

Lila Shapiro

Black, Anti-Gay Marriage Reverend Angered By NOM Memo: "It Will Backfire" | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Until this week, the Rev. Ralph A. Martino, senior pastor at First Church of Christ (Holiness) USA in Washington, D.C., had never heard of the Nationa...

How Much Racial Division And Hostility Did Mitt Romney Buy With His $10,000 Donation To NOM?

Scott Wooledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

When Mitt Romney cut his $10,000 check for the National Organization for Marriage, did he know his money would be used to "drive a wedge between gays and blacks -- two key Democratic constituencies"? Did he know it would go toward fanning hostility between fellow Americans?

How NOM Became A Vehicle To Hide Anti-LGBT Donors... And Why That May Be Their Undoing

Darrin Hurwitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Darrin Hurwitz

Confidential internal documents unsealed Monday by a Maine court provide new information about how, in the aftermath of California's Proposition 8, NOM strategically leveraged large secret donations to fund the anti-marriage movement across the country.

Listen Up, NOM: Racism And Homophobia Are Not Welcome In Our Communities

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

The assumption underlying NOM's divide-and-conquer strategy is that people of color are already homophobic, or can be easily pushed there. This fundamental misunderstanding of people of color and the failure to appreciate the diversity within the LGBT community are deeply troubling.

NOM's Malodorous Methods Fan The Flames Of Hate

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

Instead of working to bring Americans together, the goal of NOM is to sow the seeds of mistrust and tear different groups apart. Instead of harmony, they promote acrimony. Forget the great American melting pot; NOM simply stirs the pot of bitterness and division.

The NOM Scandal: No One To Blame But Ourselves!

David Kaufman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Kaufman

The group that has yet to be held accountable for the NOM debacle is the LGBT leadership itself. Having spent much of the past five years playing their own dangerous race game, LGBT talking heads have helped stoke the very animosity that fueled NOM's craven, color-based policies.

Some Questions For NOM's Brian Brown

Joe Solmonese | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Solmonese

With this week's court-ordered release of previously classified NOM strategy documents, there are way more questions than answers. I know that you're one to keep your cards pretty close to the vest, but I'd like to pose a few queries nonetheless.

Anti-Gay Group Looks To Recruit 'Glamorous, Noncognitive' Celebrities To Thwart Marriage Equality

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The fallout from yesterday's revelations regarding the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continues at full force. Now, yet another new wrin...

Michelangelo Signorile

Fred Karger On NOM's 'Racially-Driven' Strategies And Document Leak | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The secret documents that show the divisive, racially-driven strategies of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) have received enormous media a...

NOM's Real Values

Peter Montgomery | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Montgomery

Those who have been on the receiving end of these dishonorable and untruthful campaigns won't be surprised by much of what's in the NOM documents. But the brazenness of the language around racial wedge politics should make it easier to expose the group's Machiavellian heart.

Calling All Black People: NOM Wants to Use You

Mark Potok | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Mark Potok

The revelation of its bald attempt to exploit black people and Latinos should help end the idea that NOM is an honorable group that would never engage in race-baiting. Because that is precisely what it has done.

NOM's Long-Term Strategy Revealed In Memos: 'Drive A Wedge Between Blacks And Gays'

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scottie Thomaston

In their quest to deny legal recognition to the long-term, loving relationships of same-sex couples, NOM goes disturbingly far off into the fringe. The most horrific document shows that they aimed at the heart of coalition building between the LGBT community and racial minorities.

Secret NOM Documents Reveal Race-Baiting Strategy

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

The newly released documents reveal a remarkably cynical, shrewd, callous organization that is willing to say and do whatever it takes in order to prevent loving, committed same-sex couples from winning the freedom to marry.

NOM's Anti-Gay Marriage, Racially-Dividing Plans Revealed

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has gone public with a series of confidential documents which outline the National Organization for Marriage's (NOM) ...

Anti-Gay Marriage Group Looked To Divide Gays, Blacks | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The leading opponents of same-sex marriage planned to defeat campaigns for gay marriage by "fanning the hostility" between black voters from gay voter...

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project Demands Honesty from the Religious Right

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Alvin McEwen

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project is not about silencing anyone but having an honest debate. And you can't have an honest debate when one party is being deceptive in terms of their goals and their true feelings about the community they oppose.