Group launches a divisive campaign ahead of November elections
Washington - As public opinion on LGBT equality continues to increase, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) refuses to let up on their anti-LGBT attacks. It was revealed today that NOM has bought $425,000 in advertising in New Hampshire, likely for negative attack ads against fair-minded Governor John Lynch who signed a marriage equality bill in New Hampshire last year. This is in addition to the $200,000 NOM spent on outrageous attacks against Gov. Lynch last spring.
"NOM's lies just don't seem to end," said HRC President Joe Solmonese. "Gov. Lynch has proven himself an effective leader who stood up for the rights of all New Hampshire citizens. The fair-minded people of New Hampshire will see through NOM's deceit."
Leaders at NOM have made it clear that their real agenda is to repeal marriage equality in New Hampshire. This latest $425,000 attack campaign follows in NOM's long tradition of divisive - and at times illegal - campaigns. NOM remains under investigation in neighboring Maine for violating election laws.
HRC and the Courage Campaign have partnered to expose NOM for their secretive tactics and connections to the Catholic and Mormon Church hierarchies through the new website NOMexposed.org.
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