The Rise and Fall of the National Organization for Marriage

NOM living out one horrible week (and it’s only Wednesday)

November 06, 2013, by Jeremy Hooper

-- NOM told supporters to call their U.S. Senators and demand they oppose the Employment NonDiscrimination Act.  On Monday, the Senate invoked cloture, advancing the bill.

-- NOM used boxing gloves to signify the "eleventh hour fight" it was determined to win in Illinois.  Tuesday afternoon, the Illinois House passed the marriage bill, bringing equality to the Land of Lincoln.

-- On Monday, NOM boldly claimed that "Victory is Just Hours Away" in the race to elect anti-gay conservative Ken Cuccinelli to the Virginia governor's mansion.  On Tuesday night, we all learned that pro-gay Terry McAuliffe triumphed in that race.

--NOM has been extremely active in Hawaii, trying to stop that state's marriage bill.  Just yesterday, a House joint committee advanced it to a full floor vote.  The bill, which has already passed the state Senate, is on track and could possibly bring equality to the Aloha State by next week.


In short: If you should encounter someone who works for NOM and he or she offers to help you cross the street, you might want to turn on heel and run away fast.  Their track record of able assistance is not at a high point this week (*Or this month.  Or this year.  Or decade.)