NOM Exposed is a campaign-style operation that tracks and challenges the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage as it tries to influence elections and legislative campaigns across the country.

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Gay teen suicides? Maggie Gallagher washes her hands

October 21, 2010,

This is a must-read. Cross-posted by Rob at Waking Up Now. — Eden by Rob Tisinai [Maggie Gallagher has an editorial in the the NY Post in which she denies her battle against marriage equality has any effect on gay teen suicides. Let’s have a look. Maggie’s statements are in bold.] Do I have blood on my hands? Ooo, pick me, I know! Major gay-rights groups are saying so. Each of us who opposes gay marriage, they say, is responsible for the terrible and tragic suicides of gay teens that recently hit the news. I can’t speak for the major gay groups, but personally I’ve always made a distinction between people who earn 6-figure salaries by spreading lies about gays and lesbians and marriage, and the voters who oppose marriage equality as a result. But this is one of your favorite tactics, Maggie: any criticism of you actually an attack on millions of people. Delusions of grandeur much?



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NOM’s Helping Paladino…and Wants to Do It Secretly

October 20, 2010,



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The 800-Pound Gorilla

October 20, 2010,

Here are 10 reasons why you should care about the National Organization for Marriage, which is standing in the way of LGBT equality. 1. NOM has emerged as the #1 anti-gay force in the country. In terms of organized resistance, this is the 800-pound gorilla. 2. NOM’s highly visible presence fuels an atmosphere that threatens LGBT youth. 3. NOM wants a federal marriage amendment outlawing marriage for same-sex couples. 4. NOM is helping to defeat pro-equality candidates in this fall’s elections. 5. NOM is a shady, fringe character in American politics that holds views that even the Republican Party has tried not to highlight (see GOP’s 2010 “Pledge to America”) 6. NOM is intimidating judges everywhere by targeting three Iowa justices who were part of a unanimous decision to allow same-sex couples to marry. 7. NOM’s sister organization is breaking federal law. And kind of admits it. 8. NOM is playing fast and loose with campaign finance laws challenging disclosure laws in multiple states. 9. NOM has the rabidly anti-gay Mormon and Catholic church hierarchies in their back pocket and on their Board of Directors. 10. NOM has exceptionally good communicators that can influence how the public views the LGBT people.



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Definition of insanity: A 3rd NOM bus tour

October 20, 2010,

By Adam Bink Right? I mean, it doesn’t get any crazier than this.



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NOM Taking Anti-Gay Shenanigans on the Road in Iowa

October 19, 2010,

Family Research Council and NOM just announced a new bus tour in Iowa to urge voters to vote “no retention” on judges who recognized marriage equality. Next week’s tour will make 20 stops in 45 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Since NOM’s California bus tour was a resounding defeat, they’re giving it another try – swooping into Iowa to meddle in the state’s judicial election. But guess what? Their efforts here are not really about helping to defeat the justices who ruled (unanimously) to allow same-sex marriage in Iowa in 2009.



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NOM’s Ruth Institute Comes Close to Admitting Guilt in Campaign Activities

October 19, 2010,

In the aftermath of the IRS complaint filed by HRC and Courage Campaign charging the sister organization of NOM with engaging in illegal political campaign activities, the president of that organization responded to the charges at a Michigan conference last night, saying she may have “inadvertently blurred the lines” in her political campaign activities.” The Kalamazoo Gazette reported the comments made by Jennifer Roback Morse, president of the Ruth Institute, at a Michigan conference. “Morse’s reaction to the IRS complaint last night was basically ‘I didn't mean to,’ said Kevin Nix, NOM Project Director for HRC. “In a nation of laws, that defense doesn’t fly. As the President of a nonprofit aligned so closely with the highly-visible, $12 million National Organization for Marriage, Ruth and NOM should have known better. Campaign finance laws exist for reason. And apply even to fringe groups.”



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Courage Campaign and HRC to Fiorina: Reject NOM’s Extremism

October 19, 2010,

The Courage Campaign and HRC released a new ad today asking Californians to call senate candidate Carly Fiorina and demand she reject the extremism of NOM – one of her campaign’s biggest financial backers. The ad – running in the LA Times, Sacramento Bee and San Francisco Chronicle – features disturbing clips of NOM supporters from rallies, in which they can be seen and heard calling for the murder of gays and lesbians. Check out the full ad after the jump and share it to help us spread the message.



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Another Race, Another NOM Ad

October 19, 2010,

NOM is throwing its support behind another anti-equality candidate – this time, it’s state assembly candidate Andy Pugno. NOM’s support of Pugno should come as no surprise – he was one of the Prop 8 authors. His opponent, Dr. Richard Pan, has been a steadfast supporter of equality. In a TV ad, NOM pulls out their usual scare tactic of ‘children forced to learn about gay marriage.' The full ad after the jump.



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NOM’s Ruth Institute Responds to HRC/CC IRS Action

October 18, 2010,



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Like George W. Bush, NOM wants federal amendment to outlaw marriage equality

October 18, 2010,

NOM president Brian Brown promoted his efforts to derail marriage equality, telling National Review in August, If the Supreme Court fails to act to protect our right to vote for marriage, Congress will have to step in with some kind of amendment. Even the GOP’s recent Pledge to America, where they outline their policy priorities and views, didn’t go as far as raising the specter of a constitutional amendment outlawing marriage equality. This just shows how out of touch NOM is and how far right NOM is.



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