NOM Resorts to False Facts in NY Marriage Fight, Says HRC
- NOM Resorts to False Facts in NY Marriage Fight, Says HRC
by Kilian Melloy
Thursday May 12, 2011
Anti-gay group the National Organization for Marriage is set to air ads
opposing marriage equality in New York. The ads repeat claims that alarmed
parents and helped win passage of Proposition 8 in California in 2008. The
problem? The claims were false then--and they remain false now, equality
"The so-called National Organization for Marriage is set to air a television
ad in New York that falsely claims marriage between two committed gay or
lesbian people would be taught in schools," a May 10 press release from the
Human Rights Campaign said.
"PolitiFact, a premier non-partisan fact-checking web site, deemed NOM's
message about schools 'false' on their Truth-O-Meter as recently as
February," the release added. "NOM aired the same ad in 2009 while opposing
marriage equality in the Empire State."
That was the year the New York State Senate voted for the first time on
marriage equality, although the measure had passed multiple times in the
State Assembly previously.
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