FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2012
Contact: Anath Hartmann or Elizabeth Ray (703-683-5004)
"Once again, this shows that supporting same-sex marriage is a losing
proposition."—NOM President, Brian Brown—
Washington, D.C. — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today congratulated David Storobin on the unofficial announcement of his victory in the 27th Senate District race in New York. NOM supported Storobin and campaigned aggressively for his election, including running advertisements on his behalf.
"The election of David Storobin, a strong pro-marriage supporter, over same-sex marriage supporter Lew Fidler is another example that support for same-sex marriage is a losing proposition," said Brian Brown, NOM's president. "When same-sex marriage was passed last year over the objections of the people of New York, we vowed to hold politicians accountable. Our support of David Storobin over Lew Fidler is an example of that. We congratulate Senator-elect Storobin on his victory."
NOM has vowed to spend $2 million on New York elections to oppose those politicians like Fidler who support same-sex marriage, and to gain the right of voters to vote on the definition of marriage. Storobin replaces the disgraced Senator Carl Kruger, who betrayed voters by supporting gay marriage just months before his indictment on bribery charges.
"I hope that the elite and the media are paying attention to what has happened since same-sex marriage was imposed in New York," Brown said. "Pro-marriage Congressman Bob Turner was elected to a House seat that was held by Democrats for decades. Pro-marriage David Storobin has been elected in a heavily Democratic seat replacing a gay marriage backer. Republican James Alesi was forced to retire from the Senate after his vote for same-sex marriage. Mark Grisanti faces both a primary and general election challenge and is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to salvage his reputation after voting for gay marriage. Senator Roy McDonald is in deep political trouble and has lost critical support over his vote in favor of gay marriage. By the time all is said and done, those politicians responsible for passing same-sex marriage will be gone and NOM will still be there working with pro-marriage legislators to restore marriage in New York."
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.
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