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NOM Announces NOM MD PAC, Will Spend $1 Million to Hold Maryland Legislators Accountable

 

Nation’s Leading Pro-Marriage Group says it will spend at Least $1 million to Defend any Democrats who Support Marriage, Oppose any Republicans who Vote to Redefine Marriage

The National Organization of Marriage (NOM) today announced that it will form the “NOM PAC Maryland” in the state. NOM pledges to spend at least $1 million in Maryland to support Democratic State Legislators who cast their votes to defend the traditional marriage and oppose any Republican Legislators who vote to redefine marriage.

“It’s become quite clear in recent days in Maryland that the Democratic leadership and the same-sex ‘marriage’ lobby will resort to any tactic, including threats and intimidation, to coerce Democratic legislators to support their agenda,” said Brian Brown, President of NOM.  “We want to be sure those courageous Democrats who cast their vote of conscience in favor of marriage will have a strong supporter if the radical gay activists  come after them in their next primary election.”

The NOM PAC Maryland is similar to a PAC formed in New York by NOM, which successfully defended Democrats who supported marriage, despite a major effort by pro-gay marriage advocates to defeat several Democrats in their primaries who had stood up for marriage. In fact, NOM supported candidates like state senator Ruben Diaz, won by larger margins than before their votes against same-sex marriage.

NOM PAC Maryland will also oppose in their primaries any Republicans who support gay marriage.  The PAC announced that it will target for defeat State Senator Allan Kittleman in his expected race for Howard County Executive.

“We don’t question whether Senator Kittleman or any other Republican who might support gay marriage is voting so out of political calculation or are voting their true beliefs,” said Brown. “But we do question whether such a vote is consistent with the desires of their Republican constituents. NOM has defeated every pro-gay marriage Republican we’ve ever targeted, and we’re quite confident Senator Kittleman will be next.”

To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President, or Maggie Gallagher, Chairman of the Board, of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray, [email protected], (x130) or Mary Beth Hutchins, [email protected], (x105) at 703-683-5004.

11 Comments

  1. Don
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    An excellent approach which will level the playing field!

  2. Posted March 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    They are true heroes.

  3. Barb
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Votes have consequences, both for the constituency and for the people who claim to represent us. NOM can count on my continued support!

  4. markus
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Yet more big money to help stop the advance of equal rights in America. This is gay bullying from America's foremost anti-gay group. Can't you people think outside the box a little, and realize that a commited couple getting married is only a positive thing for all couples???

  5. Adam
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Markus,

    You don't need marriage to show you are commiteted to someone. A couple getting married is only positive when they make it so. Marriage doesn't mean all your problems disapear, it doesn't shine a magic beam down from the sun that brings you joy each day. Marriage is the answer the HRC and their advocates want you to think it is. In reality, you have a great life and you are free to do just as you wish. Just the same as a heterosexual. Even heterosexuals can't go out and marry another person of the same sex. Its equal.

  6. Don
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Markus:

    Opposing homosexual "marriage" does not make us anti-gay any more than you seeking to redefine marriage makes you anti-heterosexual.

    Gay bullying? Please explain exactly how this constitutes "bullying"? There are ongoing legislative and court battles over all sorts of issues all the time. It's part of how America works.

    Equal rights? Rights are inherently equal. The problem is that homosexual "marriage" is not, as you claim, a right. That is why it is not "equal" and that is why it does not have to be equal.

  7. a.mcewen
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Adam, aren't u contradicting all of the flowery messages NOM brings about marriage in general. If what you say is true, then why should ANYONE get married?

  8. ConservativeNY
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Because marriage is about responsibility and comittment not just to the parties involved but to whatever children come out of that union. It's not a magical happiness spell. Too many people don't realize that, that's why there are so many divorces.

  9. a.mcewen
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Not all heterosexual marriages include children. Should we mandate that all couples getting married reproduce? Giving birth to children is only one facet of marriage.

  10. Posted March 10, 2011 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Great news on Kittleman Kudos! Nom. Kudos!

  11. Posted March 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Yet more big money to help stop the advance of equal rights in America.

    Everyone already has the equal right to marry one person of the opposite sex. The Supreme Court rejected that equal rights require expanding the definition of marriage, once in 1890 and again in 1972.