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Clementi's Parents Want NOM Apology

The parents of Tyler Clementi want NOM to apologize after their repulsive spokesperson Jennifer Roback Morse referenced their son in a speech to Catholic students at Iowa State.  Morse said:
Sometimes you hear about these things and, you know, you don’t hear the whole story in the media. That kid Tyler Clementi who killed himself — who threw himself off the George Washington Bridge — do you know this story? Okay, then I'm not going to tell it. I mean, there was a much older man in the picture. In other words, there's usually more to the story, right? And so I think friendship is what you have to offer. There are a lot of situations where people are doing something sexual that’s probably not the best thing for them.
Clementi's parents wrote to NOM:
"To exploit our late son's name to advance an anti-equality agenda is offensive and wrong By doing so, National Organization for Marriage prove that not only is there no low they will not sink to, to advance their cruel agenda — but that neither they nor Ms. Morse have any grip on reality. The very idea that Tyler's tragedy happened because of too much support — instead of not enough — is ludicrous. Shame on them."
Roback, you may recall, has testified against LGBT rights before numerous state legislatures. Don't hold your breath for an apology.

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