The National Organization for Marriage made an announcement today that warns Washington State Senators who vote for Marriage Equality that they intend “…to hold every legislator accountable for his or her vote on marriage.”
NOM is willing to spend $250,000 to help fund “primary challenges,” (campaign against that Republican) to any Republican legislator who crosses the party platform and votes in favor of same-sex marriage.
It’s fairly incredible that some legislators would try to legalize homosexual marriage so soon after giving same-sex couples all the rights and privileges of marriage through Domestic Partnerships. This effort proves that the question is not one of rights but preserving marriage as a child-focused institution that has served families since the dawn of time,” stated Brian Brown, NOM’s president. “We intend to hold every legislator accountable for his or her vote on marriage. Any Republican who votes to redefine marriage can count on funding of a primary challenge to them. All legislators need to know that the same-sex marriage lobby wants to destroy the institution of marriage, redefining not just marriage, but also ‘husband,’ ‘wife,’ ‘mother,’ and ‘father.’
NOM’s statement claims that such titles as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ or ‘mother’ and ‘father’ cannot mean the same for gay and lesbian couples.
NOM has also stated that if the State of Washington legalizes gay and lesbian marriage, they will repeal it, and make sure it will be back “on the ballot in November and the people of Washington will hold them accountable.” [GSF]