John M. Becker

NOM's Global Hate Campaign Starts Attracting Media Attention

Filed By John M. Becker | September 18, 2014 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Brian Brown, gay marriage, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, National Organization for Marriage, NOM, same-sex marriage

"As federal judges struck down gay marriage bans left and right at home, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown appeared at meetings and marches for various anti-gay rights causes in France, Trinidad and Tobago, Russia and Australia--a surprising uptick in travel for the stateside activist. The result: This June, Brown's group began discussing rebranding itself as the 'International Organization for Marriage,' according to materials from a 'March for Marriage' meeting in Washington, D.C.

"Brown is just one of many in the American 'traditional marriage' movement who are aggressively pushing their message abroad now that they face an increasingly tough sell at home. In so doing, he is making common cause with foreign activists whose anti-gay rights crusades are more robust--and more resoundingly successful--than America's homegrown one. Among them are Americans who actively worked behind the scenes to support the passage of Russia's law preventing gay people from adopting, as well as Uganda's law that punishes homosexuality with up to a lifetime in prison."

-- Liz Goodwin, chronicling the National Organization for Marriage Discrimination's disturbing pivot to global anti-gay activism in a report for Yahoo News.

h/t: Good As You.

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