March 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm EST | by Kevin Naff
NOM unleashes attack mailers in Md.

The National Organization for Marriage has launched a series of attack mailers in Maryland, as a House committee gears up for a key vote on a measure to legalize same-sex marriage.

Several mailers target Sen. Jim Brochin, a Baltimore County Democrat and member of the Judicial Proceedings Committee, which approved the bill last month. Brochin initially supported civil unions instead of marriage equality. But he said he changed his position and supported the bill, in part, because of the harsh and intolerant-sounding testimony against the measure by some of its opponents at a public hearing in Annapolis on Feb. 8. NOM’s Maggie Gallagher testified at that hearing.

The mailers are posted below.

Kevin Naff is the editor and a co-owner of the Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed LGBT news publication, founded in 1969.

  • I hope people realize that NOM is a hate group according to the SPLC. WHY do LGBT individuals let NOM take away their rights and bully them? But they will continue to do so UNLESS people in Maryland take up the phone and email their senators to make sure equality and justice is granted to all citizens. Unless we relentlessly fight NOM they will continue to take away our rights. They have no shame, no qualms about hurting and harrassing loving couples with their homophobia and unless we AT LAST fight back, they will succeed. Sadly, America is still way too homophobic.

  • 1. The very name “National Organization for Marriage” is ridiculous; if they were “for” marriage, they wouldn’t be against the union of happy, loving couples.
    2. I belong to a hard-working family, and we absolutely believe in marriage equality.
    3. How exactly has “traditional” marriage served MD well?
    4. Oh no! Same-sex marriage will be “forced” upon me! Pretty sure last time I checked, marriage involved two consenting adults.

    Man, these people are just sick.

  • The “National Organization for Marriage.” Somebody please tell me these people aren’t literally grasping at straws! Is this for real? Are these dense, backwards-thinking boneheads actually circulating this embarrassing propaganda through the United States mail? They should, at the very least, learn how to spell and use proper grammar. Case in point: that flyer on Senator Brochin; A statement on the flyer reads “He broken his word and our trust.” Yeah. These are some real mental giants we’re dealing with.

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