As Expected, NOM Already Playing The “Race Card” In New York
May 12, 2011 1:37 pm ET by Carlos Maza
Déjà vu, anyone? Last week, we predicted that the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) would begin making race an issue in their New York campaign against marriage equality. It’s a favorite tactic of theirs – depict supporters of marriage equality as “white urban liberals” and then accuse them of trying to force their radical agenda on minority groups.
Marist Poll: Racial Minorities Lead Opposition to SSM in NY; Republicans United
The new Marist Poll also reveals that only 40 percent of "nonwhites" support SSM.
Now, they’re looking to do the same thing in New York.
NOM fails to mention that the poll is sharply at odds with several recent polls showing strong majorities in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in New York. It also fails to mention that the Marist poll found that 75 percent of New Yorkers support legally recognizing same-sex relationships, either through marriage or civil unions (NOM opposes any form of same-sex relationship recognition).
When it comes to restricting the rights of gay and lesbian Americans, no strategy is too sleazy for NOM.