Fresh off its victory in Maine, where it helped rape away the marriage rights of gays and lesbians there, the National Organization for Marriage confirms what we all expected: It’s taking its Church-backed dollars to New Jersey.
With same-sex marriage suddenly a top priority in Jersey — with supporter Gov. Jon Corzine, seen here signing the civil unions law in 2006, leaving office in January to make room for bigot Chris Christie — NOM indicates it’s going to put the state next on its hit list.
NOM president Maggie Gallagher, most recently seen sympathizing with Maine’s gays, says: “New Jersey is at the very top of our list, and it’s going to happen in the next few weeks if it happens at all. They’re doing it in a lame duck, because it’s as far away from an election as possible.”
While same-sex civil unions have been legal since 2006 in New Jersey, their recognition has been found to be unequal to marriage. And while a lame duck legislative session might be enough to get marriage equality on the agenda, it’s unclear what NOM’s strategy in Jersey will be, aside from encouraging supporters to phone legislators and lobby them to vote against it.
And pushing misinformation campaigns about teaching butt sex in schools.
UPDATE: Focus on the Family also says it’s headed to Jersey.