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NOM Launches $500,000 Ad Campaign in New York (Includes Video); Pledges $1 Million in 2012 Elections

 

Here is video of the ad that will begin airing soon:

Nation’s Leading Pro-Marriage Group says it will Spend $1 million to Primary any Republican who Votes to Redefine Marriage and Defend Democrats who Vote to Protect Marriage

WASHINGTON - The National Organization of Marriage today announced that it is spending $500,000 on a new ad and lobbying campaign to oppose same-sex marriage in New York and will spend $1 million to support Democratic State Legislators who cast their votes to defend the traditional definition of marriage and oppose any Republican Legislators who vote to redefine marriage.

“It’s become quite clear in recent days in New York that Governor Cuomo and same-sex marriage advocates are targeting a select number of Democrat state Senators, as well as some Republicans in their desperate attempt to coerce legislators to support their agenda,” said Brian Brown, President of NOM.  “We want to be sure those courageous Democrats and Republicans who cast their vote of conscience in favor of traditional marriage will have a strong supporter if the radical gay activists come after them in their next election.”

"In Maryland and Rhode Island we just won great victories for marriage.  Our opponents tried to claim that same-sex marriage was inevitable in both of those states.  They were wrong,” said Brian Brown, NOM’s president.  “Once our message got out and legislators heard from their constituents, same-sex marriage was stopped dead in its tracks.  We expect the same to happen in New York."

NOM pledged to vigorously oppose in their primaries any Republicans who support gay marriage.  NOM previously played a leading role in defeating former Representative Dede Scozzafava in her Congressional primary bid. NOM has a long history of defeating Republicans who support same-sex marriage. They led the campaign to defeat Bill Binnie in New Hampshire and Tom Campbell in California US Senate primaries last year, and defeated legislators in Minnesota and New Hampshire who supported same-sex marriage there.  Last year NOM helped elect nearly 150 state legislators around the country. NOM also was the largest donor in the successful effort to oust the Supreme Court justices who imposed same-sex marriage on Iowa.

Brown stated, "Tim Gill and other pro-gay marriage millionaires are funneling money into New York to sell a false bill of goods.  They failed in the last election to flip the legislature, and now they're trying to convince legislators that they somehow have something to fear if they do the right thing and vote to protect marriage. NOM has defeated every pro-gay marriage Republican we’ve ever targeted, and we’re quite confident we will do so in New York, should that become necessary.”

19 Comments

  1. anonygrl
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    You might just be totally honest about it and label this the "We'll buy your votes!" campaign.

  2. John
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    same sex marraige advocates are doing the same thing.

  3. anonygrl
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Want to get into a discussion of "who did it first"?
    :)

  4. Barb
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    The SSM issue used to fly under the radar. Now, thanks to NOM, it can't. That's why I support NOM and their efforts to keep us informed.

  5. marriedmamaof5
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    What Barb said. :)

  6. Adam
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    NOM does put a spotlight on ssm whereas before it was non contested.

  7. ConservativeNY
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    So anonygrl, is it wrong for SSM advocates to use their money the same way?

  8. Mike Brooks
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    No more under the radar. I'm bringing this topic up in social situations and my liberal friends are starting to understand. My friends had the "why-do-you-care- since-it-doesn't-affect-you" attitude until I filled them in on how it does affect me and them and all of our children and the society in which we live.

    The problem is that their only experience with homosexuality is with a close friends or relatives, so the de-facto attitude is whatever they think will make their friend/family member happy. Well, now they're starting to understand. It's important to talk to your friends, family and children about this issue; not everyone reads about the great work that NOM does and why it is so important.

  9. Zak Jones
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    450 Grooms Wed GIRLS Under Ten In Gaza
    By Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.

    A gala event has occurred in Gaza .

    Hamas sponsored a mass wedding for four hundred and fifty couples.
    Most of the grooms were in their mid to late twenties; most of brides were under ten.

    Muslim dignitaries including Mahmud Zahar, a leader of Hamas, were on hand to congratulate the couples who took part in the carefully staged celebration.

    We are saying to the world and to America that you cannot deny us joy and happiness, Zahar told the grooms, all of whom were dressed in identical black suits and hailed from the nearby Jabalia refugee camp.

    Each groom received a gift of 500 dollars from Hamas.

    The pre-pubescent girls, dressed in white gowns and adorned with garish make-up, received bridal bouquets.

  10. Andrew D
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    NOM Staff, can you clarify if this is $1M for every eligible candidate or $1M total, evenly divided?

  11. Sean
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    I don't think NOM can buy marriage discrimination, although I think the fallout of such brazen attempts to, will backfire.

  12. Barb
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Mike Brooks is correct. Many people have never considered the ramifications of SSM. It's up to us to have the courage to state and explain our position within our circle of friends and family. That courage is demonstrated to us every day through the actions of NOM and so many others.

  13. AnonyGrl
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    ConservativeNY,

    Is it wrong for NOM to use their money this way? Since NOM did it first, we should figure that out before we discuss what the Equality side is doing.

  14. Sam B. zolinksy
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Its important to explain the harms of SSM to our liberal friends and family. Once they understand what is happening to children without fathers, and attacks upon religious freedom, they are totally against homosexual marriage.

  15. Posted May 11, 2011 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    Great ad!

  16. Bill Castell
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    SSM does not affect anyone but the participants and their children.
    If you truly support tradtional marraige, you should not focus on this marginal minority of gay people...instead you should focus on eliminating divorce.

  17. Esther Kraybill
    Posted May 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    I am glad that you are standing up for what the Bible teaches--- marriage is between one man and one woman.
    It helps us become a more Christian nation when we follow God's Word.

  18. marriageequality=oneman+onewoman
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    "NOM can buy marriage discrimination"

    Isn't SSM marriage "discrimination?" Supporters of SSM want to create the right to create a public union which actively discriminates against the opposite gender (whether gay or straight). Is that not discrimination?

    NOM wants to make sure that marriage REMAINS equally representative of BOTH genders, in EACH and EVERY public marriage union. Anything less than that is segregation.

  19. Dave64
    Posted May 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    marriageequality=oneman+onewoman posts laughable nonsense: "Isn't SSM marriage "discrimination?" Supporters of SSM want to create the right to create a public union which actively discriminates against the opposite gender (whether gay or straight). Is that not discrimination?"

    Discrimination against the opposite gender? Are you serious? You make it sound like straight men and woman will no longer be allowed to marry each other after marriage equality becomes a reality. Please think before you post!