Whooooops Your Paper Trail

(Content note: Homophobia, Racism)

Guess what? The "National Organization for Marriage" is as horrible as you think. But why just think that when you can see it all laid out in detail?

The Human Rights Campaign has posted documents that have been released as part of the state's investigation into NOM's campaign finance activities. There's a lot of awful to go through, but here are some key excerpts they highlighted:
“The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies. Find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage, develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right; provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots…”
Because there are no gay black people, right? But hey, it's always a good thing to create a national dialogue that would force people to divide their identities, not to mention potentially "drive a wedge" between individuals and their families. How very pro-family of you, NOM!
"The Latino vote in America is a key swing vote, and will be so even more so in the future, both because of demographic growth and inherent uncertainty: Will the process of assimilation to the dominant Anglo culture lead Hispanics to abandon traditional family values? We must interrupt this process of assimilation by making support for marriage a key badge of Latino identity - a symbol of resistance to inappropriate assimilation."
"Inappropriate assimilation." Well how nice of you to make those choices for people.

Not only that, there is no such thing as a monolithic "Anglo culture;" that's just a huge dogwhistle for White Supremacy; the only thing that all White people have in common is being White.
On PDF page 12, it talks about “sideswiping Obama,” painting him as a “social radical” and talking about “side issues” like pornography.
Not much talk about, well, marriage yet, is there? It's almost as if this is purely about politics and defeating Democrats and Obama, and nothing to do with same-sex couples getting married...

Funny, that.

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