Maine Newspaper Columnist Slams NOM
October 3, 2012 by Matt McTighe
Matt McTighe is the campaign manager for Mainers United for Marriage, the campaign working to win marriage equality in Maine.
You won’t want to miss today’s article in the Portland Press Herald about NOM’s shady activities in Maine.
“Same-sex couples married right here in Maine will be celebrating their 10th wedding anniversaries before the National Organization for Marriage willingly comes clean on where it gets its money,” columnist Bill Nemitz predicts.
The column comes just two days after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected NOM’s challenge to Maine’s campaign finance laws.
Nemitz warns that despite the Supreme Court’s action, NOM will be up to its usual tricks – and the bulk of its money that comes from unknown sources will go toward homophobic TV ads.
“The 30-second spots will tell us that a) Maine's gays and lesbians already have all the rights they need (which they don't), b) legitimate research proves the irreplaceable value of heterosexual parents (which it doesn't) and c) the consequences of same-sex marriages will be catastrophic (cue, for old time's sake, the worried-looking teacher in the not-really-a-public-school classroom),” Nemitz writes.
“But as you listen to this drivel or, your choice, hit the mute button, remember one thing. What the National Organization for Marriage isn't telling us, once again, is who's putting their money where all that misinformation is. And what, pray tell, put them above Maine law.”
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