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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 12:23 AM
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Anti-gay group to fight marriage efforts in D.C.
Source: Washington Blade

In a little noticed development, a national organization credited with playing a lead role in persuading California voters to ban same-sex marriage through Proposition 8 moved its headquarters last month to Washington, D.C.

The National Organization for Marriage plans to use its projected 2009 budget of $6 million to, among other things, help ban same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia and prevent President Barack Obama and a Democratic-controlled Congress from repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, according to Brian Brown, the groups executive director.

The fight over Proposition 8, as far as the ballot initiative, is over. We won, Brown told the Blade in a telephone interview. So right now I think both sides agree that the real focus is on whats happening in the Northeast.

... NOMs critics, meanwhile, have complained that the group has yet to release information about its finances. Fred Karger, founder of the West Coast group, Californians Against Hate, sent a letter to the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Elections Practices, which monitors election campaigns, alleging that NOM might be laundering money from anonymous Mormon donors to the referendum campaign seeking to overturn Maines same-sex marriage law.

Read more: http://www.washblade.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=26819
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 12:31 AM
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1. We should put our pennies together and pay people to protest
these jerks during their office hours. Code Pink rented a house in DC and helped sponsor some of us to go lobby Congress. We should do something like that with these people.
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splatshot Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 12:52 AM
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4. Just like....
...those townhall crowds.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 12:55 AM
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6. Well, no. They are paid to disrupt democratic assemblies.
They're essentially trolls. :)
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splatshot Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-21-09 11:22 PM
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8. But...
...isn't that what was meant by "put our pennies together and pay people to protest"?
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 12:32 AM
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2. they better save their money for the election - they are gonna need it LOL

hate is such a hard ball to bounce higher and higher each day - even for the most hate-mongering righties. Lookie Tom Delay - he's dancing light in the loafers now and no one is batting a (long) eyelash.
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SPedigrees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 12:32 AM
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3. Defense of whose marriage, I'd like to know. I'm in the northeast, hetero married for 40 yrs
and I don't need these sickos coming here to defend MY marriage.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 12:53 AM
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5. exactly... sweet Lord, these people need socked to the dirty hellish holes from whence they crawled!
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moonbatmax Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 06:55 AM
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7. For some unfathomable reason...
...this article has me thinking of cats and cheeseburgers.

:shrug:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-21-09 11:32 PM
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9. We're going to repeal DOMA?
Wow! You learn something every day!
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