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NOM Gloats About Victory In New York Before A Vote Is Even Scheduled

June 22, 2011 3:07 pm ET by Equality Matters staff

Thomas Peters, Cultural Director at the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), is pretty happy about the outcome of the fight over marriage equality in New York. On Wednesday morning, he wrote a piece for National Review Online (NRO) congratulating anti-gay conservatives for killing the bill and defeating “one of Governor Cuomo’s top priorities”:

[National Review Online, accessed 6/22/11]

There was (at least) one problem with his post, though: the New York Senate still hadn’t voted on the bill. In fact, the Senate hadn’t even scheduled a vote on the bill as of Wednesday morning. As it stood, the marriage equality bill remained one Senate vote away from passing.

NRO eventually pulled down the post, and later re-posted it after some heavy editing.

Pretty presumptuous of NOM, and pretty embarrassing for NRO, which apparently doesn’t even scan the titles of its posts before publishing them.


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