The fallout has begun from the National Organization for Marriage’s failed attempt to circumvent Maine’s campaign finance disclosure laws. The Human Rights Campaign has published four of NOM’s confidential strategic memos from 2009, which explicitly confirm many of the insidious tactics LGBT bloggers have been documenting for years. Most alarming from the memos is NOM’s admission that it has tried “to drive a wedge between gays and blacks” and also specifically targeted Latino groups with its messaging.
Here are some of the highlights of NOM’s tactics the new documents:
- “Drive a wedge between gays and blacks” by convincing them to fight over the language of “civil rights.”
- Bait Latino voters to oppose marriage equality as “a symbol of resistance to inappropriate assimilation.”
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