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Following years of losses, NOM is no longer making an effort to hide its true mission of demonizing all LGBT people
Washington– The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), an organization that claims to be focused solely on marriage, is increasingly embracing dangerous and extremist anti-LGBT viewpoints following years of electoral and legislative losses. While NOM has long tried to portray itself as a mainstream organization – even at times supporting civil unions – its most recent activities are exposing the true anti-LGBT animus at the heart of its mission. In the past year, NOM has expanded its “work” to include mocking transgender Americans, attacking workplace protections for LGBT people, promoting anti-gay adoption policies abroad, and calling gay people sinners.
“The National Organization for Marriage should consider changing their name to the National Organization against LGBT People. That is a far more accurate representation of their work,” said Fred Sainz, Human Rights Campaign Vice President for Communications. “We’re beyond the tipping point on marriage, and NOM has lost – badly. As a result, they’ve resorted to attacking honest, hardworking LGBT Americans and spreading vicious lies that only reinforce dangerous and antiquated worldviews. It appears that NOM is intent on harming as many LGBT people as possible as it slides into total irrelevancy.”
After suffering loss after loss on the marriage front for years, NOM’s work in 2013 turned increasingly to mocking and attacking LGBT people even beyond marriage:
As NOM’s mission has drifted further away from marriage, its funding has nearly evaporated. In fact, publicly available tax documents obtained late last year by the Human Rights Campaign show NOM to be operating $2 million in the red. These documents showed that just three donors account for roughly two-thirds of the organization’s funding.
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