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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.

In a May 12 blog post concerning a recent Marist Poll, NOM got straight to the point:

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.

It’s a tactic they used shamelessly (with a good deal of success) in Maryland in order to pit African-American civil rights advocates against the LGBT community. 

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. 


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