Ellison Denounces National Organization for Marriage

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Previously Confidential Documents Shed Light on NOM's Divisive Strategy

Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05) released the following statement after documents exposing NOM’s internal strategy were made public in Maine this afternoon:

“Today, we learned from previously confidential documents that the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is intentionally working to divide Americans across racial lines to advance their political agenda.

The exposed documents reveal that NOM’s ‘strategic goal’ is to ‘drive a wedge between gays and blacks - two key Democratic constituencies.’

Our nation was founded on the principle of liberty and justice for all people—regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. NOM is clearly opposed to these basic ideals that so many Americans hold dear.

I call on people from all backgrounds to speak out against NOM’s agenda and vote NO on the anti-marriage amendment this November.”

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