NOM-RI: “Rhode Island is not that big a deal”

By: Friday May 3, 2013 12:20 pm

Apparently the joke is on anyone who gave time or treasure to National Organization for Marriage in Rhode Island, the group that has spent the past five years trying to block passage of Rhode Island’s new marriage equality law.  Here’s what NOM-RI’s executive director Chris Plante told New York Times after Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the [...]

MassResistance Trashes National Organization For Marriage

By: Friday April 26, 2013 3:47 pm

In a scathing blog post written the day after Rhode Island became the tenth marriage equality state, the radical-right anti-gay organization MassResistance takes National Organization for Marriage to task for “drop[ping] the ball” in the effort to keep marriage discriminatory: … We admire a lot of what the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) does for [...]

NOM-Rhode Island Woos Senator Dennis Algiere By Attacking Him

By: Sunday April 21, 2013 1:31 pm

The ad may as well have said “Senator Algiere, We’re Coming For You!” The Westerly Sun reports that National Organization for Marriage in Rhode Island took out an over-the-top, full-page ad in the April 9 issue of their paper which read, in part: It is critical that Senator Algiere cast a NO vote on SB [...]

Is NOM-Rhode Island Just Going Through The Motions?

By: Friday March 29, 2013 3:59 pm

Lately it seems as though National Organization for Marriage in Rhode Island, the lynchpin of the opposition to Rhode Island’s marriage equality bill (H5015/S38), is just going through the motions. Perhaps NOM-RI agrees with Sen. Stephen Archambault (D-Smithfield) when he said of the marriage equality bill that “I’m confident it will pass” the upcoming vote [...]

NOM-Rhode Island Is Pulling a Fast One On Rhode Island Voters With Their New Poll

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 4:08 pm

Yesterday National Organization for Marriage in Rhode Island released the results of a push poll it sponsored that asked voters the following: Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: “voters in 35 other states have been able to vote on the definition of marriage in their state, and Rhode Island [...]

NOM-Rhode Island Makes False Claims About Religious Voices In The Marriage Equality Debate (Updated)

By: Saturday February 2, 2013 12:16 pm

Note: The code on yesterday’s original version of this post somehow got corrupted and was irreparable. That post was deleted and recreated here. I have reproduced below the comments left on the original post. On Thursday National Organization for Marriage in Rhode Island, an opponent of Rhode Island’s marriage equality bill (H 5015), posted the [...]

NOM – Rhode Island Insults The Very Legislators They’re Lobbying

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 10:07 am

Nothing like slinging insults at the very people you’re trying to persuade, especially when you allege that you have the edge on morality.  Something tells me that most Rhode Island legislators know better than to give any mind to the anti-gay animus peddled by this Washington, D.C.-based organization. On Tuesday the Rhode Island House Judiciary [...]

Mr. Plante, If Civil Unions Are Equal, Why Aren’t They Called Marriage?

By: Monday January 21, 2013 10:03 pm

The Rhode Island House Committee on Judiciary is scheduled to vote on the marriage equality bill (H 5015) Tuesday afternoon. Expectations are high that the committee will pass the bill and send it to the full House for a vote. In anticipation of that vote, Chris Plant of National Organization for Marriage in Rhode Island [...]

Marriage Debate Ramping Up in Rhode Island Legislature

By: Sunday January 13, 2013 12:59 pm

Rhode Island remains the only state in New England that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to marry. Hoping to remedy that situation this year, state Rep. Arthur Handy (D-Cranston) and Sen. Donna Nesselbush (D-Pawtucket) have introduced marriage equality bills into the state’s House and Senate. Passage of the bill seems assured in the House, with 42 [...]

NOM’s Poor Fundraising Performance Extends Into Washington State

By: Friday November 23, 2012 9:33 pm

National Organization for Marriage, which is dedicated to depriving same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in the United States, experienced a sharp decline in contributions between 2010 and 2011. Donations fell from $9.1 million down to $6.2 million, according to public IRS documents. Likewise Preserve Marriage Washington, the NOM-backed group in Washington that opposed [...]

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