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NOM endorses Mitt Romney for president as more evidence of deep ties between them is uncovered


By Scottie Thomaston

In unsurprising news, the National Organization for Marriage, the race-baiting organization that aims to prevent gay and lesbian couples from getting married, is endorsing Mitt Romney, the probable GOP nominee for president. Referring to Romney as a “true champion” of so-called ‘traditional marriage’, the organization – which had received a $10,000 donation from Romney in 2008 to help pass Proposition 8 in California – attacked the president for various perceived affronts to the institution of marriage.

Since most of the GOP candidates for president had signed NOM’s pledge while President Obama has, in contrast, stopped defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court and has come out strongly against state anti-gay marriage amendments in North Carolina and Minnesota, it seemed obvious Romney would get their endorsement once Rick Santorum dropped out of the race.

But the Obama campaign is hitting back hard at both Romney and the National Organization for Marriage. In reply to their endorsement, a spokesperson for the Obama campaign said:

“President Obama has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same legal protections as straight couples,” Ewing said. “That’s why he has called for repeal of the so-called ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ and has taken steps to weaken this discriminatory law until the time it can be repealed legislatively. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney, who promised to be to the left of Senator Kennedy on gay rights is now being endorsed by the National Organization for Marriage, an organization committed to limiting the legal protections of the LGBT community.”

There’s no word yet if Mitt Romney accepts the endorsement from this anti-gay, race-baiting group, however there is more evidence that Romney’s ties with the National Organization for Marriage are deeper than what has been reported in the past. Romney has received donations for the maximum amount of money for a presidential campaign from two people named as NOM’s directors:

In addition to Romney’s “Free and Strong America” PAC giving a $10,000 contribution to NOM for Proposition 8, HRC has learned that two of NOM’s Directors, Craig D. Cardon and Broc Hiatt, have each donated $2,500 to Romney for President, Inc., this cycle (on 6/20/11 and 5/17/11, respectively).

Given the apparent history between Romney and NOM, one wonders if the campaign will comment on their endorsement particularly in light of their strategy of racism and attacking the children of gay and lesbian families – tactics that go far beyond “protecting” marriage as an institution.


  • 1. Richard Lyon  |  April 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    It should be a marriage till death do them part.

  • 2. Sagesse  |  April 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm


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  • 5. Kate  |  April 12, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Will someone who can still get through on the NOMblog please please please post how even the Dogs Against Romney site on Facebook has far more "likes" than the NOM Facebook site?

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