NOM Takes Anti-Gay Message Door-to-Door in DC

I was looking forward to getting back to my home in northeast Washington, D.C. after a few hours among the prayer warriors at the May Day 2010 rally — only to find tucked into my front door a flyer from the National Organization for Marriage attacking local elected officials who supported D.C.’s new marriage equality law.

The flyer focuses on the bogus “right to vote” message that NOM has been pushing since it became clear that efforts by NOM and Bishop Harry Jackson to prevent DC Council passage of marriage equality legislation were doomed to failure.

It will be interesting to see whether and how NOM reports this spending to DC campaign authorities. Because unlike a lot of NOM’s anti-marriage-equality messaging, this flyer is making a direct electoral appeal, urging voters to vote against Mayor Adrian Fenty, Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, and councilmembers who supported equality.