NOM To spend Over $1 million to Defeat NY Gay Marriage Bill

  • metta

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    Jun 24, 2009 7:06 AM GMT


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    A national organization headed by an Ossining woman that has pledged to spend more than $1 million to defeat a gay marriage bill in New York is defending itself in California against allegations that it was organized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to defeat similar bills nationwide.

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    http://www.lohud.com/article/2009906220330











    http://www.californiansagainsthate.com/

  • metta

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    Jun 24, 2009 7:26 AM GMT
    I'm really curious how much Maggie Gallagher pays herself from the money in the National Organization for Marriage (http://www.nationformarriage.org) and the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy (http://www.imapp.org)
  • metta

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    Jun 24, 2009 7:31 AM GMT
    Poll: More NYers Support Legalization of Gay Marriage



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    For the first time ever, voters in New York State are backing a law permitting same-sex couples to marry, according to a poll released by Quinnipiac University Tuesday.

    The poll found 51 percent of New Yorkers supported gay marriage compared to 41 percent of those who opposed it. Eight percent of people were undecided.


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    http://www.wpix.com/news/local/wpix-ny-gay-marriage-poll,0,2497542.story?track=rss
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    Jun 24, 2009 1:07 PM GMT
    I watched a gay marriage debate on the Dr. Phil show. The first was back in February and it was so heated, they kept it going and showed the second part in May. Maggie likes to present herself as a very matronly leader, being soft spoken and playing the kid card are every opening she can. That show had a half for gay marriage side and a half against gay marriage side. The panel included six-For: Attorney Gloria Allred, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson and HRC president Joe Solmonese; Against-NOM president Maggie Gallagher,Pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church in San Diego cty, and Yes on Prop 8 co-chair Jeff Flint. What struck me about this show discussion was a heated exchange between an African-American woman and a gay man. There was a lot of yelling and scream and she set it off because she was pissed that the "struggle" was being hijacked by gays and they knew nothing of the day to day struggles blacks go through in the country. She then had the audacity to scream at the guy that there were millions of ex-gays and that no one had ever seen or known and ex-black. That comparision pissed me off. Maggie, throughout the exchange on the show, always when back to the issue centering on the children being raised by the two halves created by God, man and woman. Listening to it, I was flabbergasted how anyone with a pennie sized bit of common sense would by into the arguments presented by the opposing side. In fact, Dr. Phil asked the wife of a straight couple who was sitting on the against side how the male gay couple sitting across the aisle from her impacted her marriage. Her answer was: Well, uh, uh. insert crickets here.

    What the opponents have in their arsenal is ignorance wrapped in fear. That is a powerful weapon and it was evident in that show. The ironic thing about it though is that it is easily defeated if we are vigilant and push back at every opportunity; give it as well as they give it.
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    Jun 24, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
    YEAH! This is great news. They are pissing away $1 Million on a bill that is sure to fail.

    Our soon to be ex-governor would sign it.
    Our Assembly has passed it half a dozen times.

    But our fucked senate can't even have session without a Sargent-at-Arms getting between leaders of either party. The bill, right now, only has the support of 20 senators and it needs 32 to pass. Because of the coup that has put the senate at a 31-31 tie between parties the governor is calling a special session to finish out the year's business. The governor has said that Marriage Equality will not be in that session (after he said it would be, oh well). Democratic Senator Ruben Diez says that he will switch to the GOP if the marriage bill appears before the senate.

    So, spending $1 million when the senate is still being a pack of fuckwads is a great way fro NOM to waste cash that could be used elsewhere.

    Huzzah!
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    Jun 24, 2009 1:33 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidYEAH! This is great news. They are pissing away $1 Million on a bill that is sure to fail.

    Our soon to be ex-governor would sign it.
    Our Assembly has passed it half a dozen times.

    But our fucked senate can't even have session without a Sargent-at-Arms getting between leaders of either party. The bill, right now, only has the support of 20 senators and it needs 32 to pass. Because of the coup that has put the senate at a 31-31 tie between parties the governor is calling a special session to finish out the year's business. The governor has said that Marriage Equality will not be in that session (after he said it would be, oh well). Democratic Senator Ruben Diez says that he will switch to the GOP if the marriage bill appears before the senate.

    So, spending $1 million when the senate is still being a pack of fuckwads is a great way fro NOM to waste cash that could be used elsewhere.

    Huzzah!


    Not that I am advocating it, but a few well placed explosives in the capital could us a world of good.
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    Jun 24, 2009 1:38 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidNot that I am advocating it, but a few well placed explosives in the capital could us a world of good.


    I was talking the other day to someone very involved in state-wide politics the other day. He described a certain Senator as someone who was put in the Senate so he couldn't do any harm to the state any more.

    In light of that, explosives are far too humane.