March 27th, 2012

'The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies.'

Ultimately we aim to raise the costs of identifying with gay marriage, and also raise the attractiveness of identifying with traditional marriage. But we also need to accomplish a sophisticated cultural objective: interrupt the attempt to equate gay with black, and sexual orientation with race. We need to make traditional sexual morality intellectually respectable again in elite culture.

the above from

…newly obtained internal memos from 2009 document the National Organization for Marriage’s various insidious strategies to oppose marriage equality. This post takes a look at two key race-baiting strategies NOM has employed, one targeting African-Americans and one targeting Latinos. In both cases, the organization commited to “interrupting the race analogy

this while

…support for marriage equality [has risen]… among African-Americans…and Latinos…

a lot more, here.

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