LGBT activist: NOM is both racially divisive and completely ineffective

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:57 EDT
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Olbermann discussing NOM with HRC's Brian Moulton
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On Tuesday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the Human Rights Campaign’s legal director Brian Moulton was on hand to discuss yesterday’s revelations about the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and its willingness to embrace racially divisive tactics to achieve its goal of denying marriage equality to same-sex couples.

NOM is currently being investigated by the State of Maine with regards to possible campaign finance violations. As a result, papers have come to light with the group’s strategies outlined in detail, including the plan to “fan hostilities” between blacks and LGBT people and recruit “glamorous, non-cognitive celebrities” to advocate against same-sex marriage.

Moulton said that what’s striking about the strategy documents is not just the cynicism of NOM’s tactics, but also how surprisingly ineffective they’ve been. None of the objectives, he noted, that the group outlines for its 2008-2009 agenda have been successful.

Watch the video, embedded via Current TV, below:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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