Plenty of local (and national) press have taken note of our announcement yesterday that we are pledging $500,000 to protect marriage in Minnesota -- here are a few of the outlets that picked up our press release:
The Pioneer Press: "The National Organization for Marriage says it will spend $500,000 to defeat any Republican legislator who votes to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota."
The Associated Press: "One Republican senator, Branden Petersen, already says he'll support it. But the National Organization of Marriage says that's a "career-ending" vote for Republicans. The group has helped fund conservative primary challengers to Republicans in other states who voted in favor same-sex marriage."
StarTribune: "The National Organization for Marriage noted that they helped "take out” three of four New York GOP Senators who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in that state “by repeatedly informing their constituents of their betrayal on marriage.”
Salon: "...And while election outcomes are determined by a number of factors, there is no doubt that the GOP losses are partly due to organizations like NOM putting their financial muscle behind punishing lawmakers who vote with their conscience."
The Atlantic: "...Just yesterday, National Organization for Marriage announced on their website that they would "do everything in our power to defeat any Republican who votes in favor of same-sex marriage." They even boast about ending the careers of three of the four Republicans who backed gay marriage in New York State's Senate."