John M. Becker

Oregon Rep. Isn't Having Any of NOM's Persecution Complex

Filed By John M. Becker | June 05, 2013 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Earl Blumenauer, gay marriage, John Eastman, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, National Organization for Marriage, NOM, same-sex marriage

" is the denial of my constituents, and all Americans, the right to marry the person they love is preposterous. To exploit racial and religious differences so you can fundraise for and enforce your specific worldview is preposterous.

But your right to be preposterous should not extend to taking political positions under the guise of a social welfare organization, raising money and campaigning."

-- Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), responding in a Huffington Post op-ed to National Organization for Marriage chair John Eastman's congressional testimony yesterday. NOM, the country's premierĀ anti-marriage equality group, has filed as a "social welfare organization" with the IRS.

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