Tuesday, June 28, 2011

NOM Releases "Three Phased Strategy" To Defeat Marriage Equality In New York

The National Organization For Marriage has released its three phased strategy to "take back" the institution of marriage from the gays and lesbians in New York. Quite an ambitious project that will undoubtedly require ALOT of money to finance. Their plan is as follows,
PHASE 1:
Elect pro-marriage majorities next November that will approve a marriage amendment in both the Assembly and Senate during the 2013 legislative session.
Yea, quite a realistic goal that you have there NOM. I can potentially see the Senate moving into the anti-marriage equality column, but the Assembly not so much. Why? Because, the Assembly has overwhelmingly been pro-equality, and even if this was not the case, the majority of voters in pro-ssm Representatives districts will undoubtedly have more important things to worry about when the elections roll around.
PHASE 2:
Protect pro-marriage candidates in the 2014 elections, so that the amendment can receive final legislative approval in the 2015 legislative session.
Again, do we really see this happening?
PHASE 3:
Successfully pass the ballot measure when it goes before voters in November 2015.
What is rather amusing is that NOM actually thinks that an anti-marriage equality ballot measure would pass in the state of New York. Besides the obviously biased and skewed Alliance Defense Fund/ NOM poll released last week, most polls before and after the marriage equality law passed show strong support for the measure.

Brian Brown then agrees that reversing marriage equality in New York is a long shot...yet still "believes it can happen" if you give a generous donation to the organization.  And that my friends, is the end goal of this "three phased strategy". Brian knows that repealing the marriage equality law in New York will not happen, he knows that this "strategy" will be ineffective, yet he also knows that the organization must save face. NOM suffered a brutal defeat in New York, and its only a matter of time before such defeats become more and more common.

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