Lonely National Organization for Marriage is stacking the deck. Apparently NOM was unable to find outside sponsorship for its planned standout for discrimination on March 26, the day that the Supreme Court begins hearing the Prop 8 and DOMA cases. NOM’s event sponsors are projects of NOM or organizations staffed by former or current officers of NOM:
- CatholicVote.org a.k.a. Fidelis Center for Law and Justice has at least two close connections to NOM. Board Member Thomas Peters is NOM’s current communications director and former communications director of NOM-linked American Principles Project. CatholicVote.org’s Marriage and Family page features a “get involved” essay by NOM’s former chairman, Maggie Gallagher.
- The Ruth Institute is “a project of National Organization for Marriage”.
- American Principles Project was founded by NOM chairman emeritus, Robert P. George. Another former NOM chairman, Maggie Gallagher is on its board. Its former communications director Thomas Peters is NOM’s current communications director.
NOM’s Facebook page for the May 26th event currently has 1,421 “likes”. Yesterday that “like” tally was surpassed by March 4 Marriage, a Facebook page set up to help organize pro-equality events happening in Washington, D.C. and across the nation on March 26 & 27.