The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) wasted no time in jumping on the offense against marriage equality in New York. Immediately after legalizing same-sex marriage, NOM doubled down their pledge and committed at least $2 million to oust politicians in New York who voted for equal rights. The following is a press release from their website:
“Politicians who campaign one way, and vote the other, can expect consequences come election time,” Brian Brown, president of NOM
NEW YORK – The National Organization for Marriage’s president, Brian Brown doubled his previous pledge, promising to commit “at least $2 million” in elections in 2012 to make sure Republicans understand that voting for gay marriage has consequences:
“The Republican party has torn up its contract with the voters who trusted them in order to facilitate Andrew Cuomo’s bid to be president of the U.S. Selling out your principles to get elected is wrong. Selling out your principles to get the other guy elected is just plain dumb.
Gay marriage has consequences for the next generation, for parents, and for religious people, institutions and small business owners. Politicians who campaign one way on marriage, and then vote the other, need to understand: betraying and misleading voters has consequences, too. We are not giving up, we will continue to fight to protect marriage in New York, as we are actively doing in New Hampshire and Iowa.”
NOM’s pledge to commit at least $2 million in the 2012 elections to hold politicians accountable for their vote includes independent expenditures as well as through NOM PAC New York.
“The New York Republican Party is dysfunctional. When Democrats control a chamber, they refuse to permit the people to vote for marriage. When they are a minority, as in Wisconsin and Indiana, they even flee the state to prevent a vote on a bill their base disapproves,” noted Maggie Gallagher, Chairman of NOM. “Contrast that with the behavior of the Republican party today. The Republican Party in New York is responsible for passing gay marriage, and sadly it’s the families of New York who will pay the worst price of the new government-backed redefinition of marriage.”
So what do you think readers? Should the politicians who voted for marriage equality be nervous about the possibility of being ousted? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
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