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NOM Pushing Hate Group Propaganda To Sway Maryland Marriage Equality Vote

March 03, 2011 11:38 am ET by Equality Matters staff

As Washington Blade reports in a March 2 article, the National Organization (NOM) has been mailing a series of attack mailers to Maryland residents, asking them to urge their delegates to vote against a marriage equality bill currently awaiting approval from the House Judiciary Committee. Images via Washington Blade:

One mailer attempts to generate fears of the “indoctrination” of children, a myth that was thoroughly debunked by PolitiFact earlier this year. The mailer also features a number of myths about the impact of gay marriage that have been aggressively pushed by the SPLC designated anti-gay hate group, MassResistance. Maryland Republicans have been relying on the hate group’s falsehoods to argue against the bill:

[Washington Blade, accessed 3/2/11]

Another mailer explicitly targets State Senator James Brochin, who announced he would change his vote and support Maryland’s marriage equality bill after hearing the “appalling” testimony of anti-gay activists, including NOM’s own Maggie Gallagher:

[Washington Blade, accessed 3/2/11]

A third mailer makes the point that same-sex marriage, much like unemployment and higher taxes, makes baby dolls with unnaturally large teardrops (and eyelashes) cry:

[Washington Blade, accessed 3/2/11]

It's this kind of sleazy propaganda pushing that makes it all the more important that Marylanders call their delegates today and demand they stand in support of the marriage equality bill.

Previously:

ACTION NEEDED: Maryland Marriage Equality Bill On Life Support

Republicans, Hate Group Desperately Working To Derail Marriage Equality In Maryland