USA: NOM and Marriage Equality

Written by scott on March 21st, 2013

NOM LogoWe have a couple updates on the National Organization for Marriage for you today. We’ll start with this one on one of the bands chosen to play at their Supreme Court rally next week. Think Progress reports:

Earlier this week, Jamie McGonnigal learned that DC-based band Scythian was actually temporarily splitting up so three of its members (calling themselves “Ultramontane”) could perform at the National Organization for Marriage’s march next week while the other two sat out. One of those two, drummer Andrew Toy, posted on Facebook that he “will always be an LGBT ally and supporter of marriage equality.” Now, the other member of the band, fiddler and Scythian co-founder Josef Crosby, has published a longer statement reacting to his bandmates’ participation in NOM’s rally… “I’ve always made it a point to leave politics at the door when it came to Scythian, but I feel I have to go on record as saying that I am completely in support of full equality for all couples, no matter their orientation. I can only hope the Supreme Court agrees.”

And our friends over at Gay USA are reporting that NOM’s desperate for money for their DC rally. Quoted from the NOM blog:

“We have one week left before the March for Marriage on March 26th. One week to bring together thousands to stand proud and tall for the truth that it takes a man and a woman to make a marriage. One week to make sure that the Supreme Court and Justice Kennedy in particular understand the diversity of our coalition. One week to change history… But I’ve got to be honest with you. We are struggling to make sure that everyone has a chance to make history… Please click here right away to make a confidential, tax-deductible donation of $35, $50, $100, $500 or more to make the March for Marriage an unequivocal success!”

To paraphrase an old bumper sticker:

It will be a great day when equal rights get all the money they need and NOM has to hold a bake sale to have a rally.


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