Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown are doing cartwheels.
“This is a huge win, it puts the nail in the coffin on the idea that gay marriage advocates can persuade a majority of Americans their cause is just,” said Brian Brown, Executive Director of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). “New York makes it crystal clear: the American people do not support gay marriage and they do not want their politicians messing with this issue.”
NOM spent $600,000 in advertizing, automated calling and other voter outreach over the last few months in New York alone.
“I hope this loss causes Democratic leaders to reconsider their fanatical commitment to an issue that is a priority for only a small number of wealthy donors and activists in their party,” said Maggie Gallagher, President of NOM, “Americans respectfully disagree with the politicians in New York, such as Sen. Oppenheimer and Sen. Pres. Malcom Smith, who described our views on marriage as somehow akin to Nazism, slavery or segregation. At a minimum, that kind of hateful treatment of diverse views on gay marriage needs to stop today.”