FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2012
Contact: Anath Hartmann or Elizabeth Ray (703-683-5004)
"Many people think that Ron Paul is a conservative, but his 'anything goes' position on marriage isn't conservative—it's radical." —Brian Brown, NOM President—
Manchester, NH – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today announced that it is mounting a $50,000 independent expenditure effort in New Hampshire to educate state voters about Ron Paul's "unacceptable" position on marriage. The group began running television commercials online last Friday, as well as calling tens of thousands of voters to bring Paul's position to the attention of voters.
"Many people think that Ron Paul is a conservative, but his 'anything goes' position on marriage isn't conservative—it's radical," said Brian Brown, NOM's president. "NOM helped drop Paul from first to third in Iowa, and we are committed to making sure that New Hampshire voters know the truth about Ron Paul's views on marriage."
Paul is the only major candidate in the race to refuse to sign NOM's Marriage Pledge, committing himself to take specific actions as president to support marriage. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry have each signed NOM's pledge. Paul has said "sure" to gay marriage. He even believes that civil marriage should be eliminated altogether.
"We encourage voters to go to www.wrongonmarriage.com to learn more about Ron Paul's dangerous position on marriage. We have not endorsed a candidate in the race and support each of those who have signed our pledge. However, Ron Paul is unacceptable as a Republican nominee and we urge New Hampshire voters to reject him on Tuesday."
NOM will continue its campaign against Paul in South Carolina and other states.
To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Anath Hartmann, [email protected], at 703-683-5004.
Paid for by The National Organization for Marriage, Brian Brown, president. 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. New § 68A.405(1)(f) & (h).