USA: More on NOM’s Tactics to Block Marriage Equality

Written by scott on March 27th, 2012

NOM LogoThe 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:

  1. “Drive a wedge between gays and blacks” by convincing them to fight over the language of “civil rights.”
  2. Bait Latino voters to oppose marriage equality as “a symbol of resistance to inappropriate assimilation.”

Full Story from Think Progress

Click here for gay wedding resources.

To subscribe to this blog, use the rss feed on the right, or use the form at right to join our email list. You can also email us at Or find us on Facebook. We’re also tweeting daily at


Leave a Comment