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NOM Goes After DC Marriage Architect

NOM is opposing the reelection of openly gay Washington DC City Councilman David Catania, who authored the bill that legalized same-sex marriage in the nation's capital. Via Metro Weekly:
NOM is supporting Rev. Anthony J. Motley for the 2010 City Council election to de-seat gay Councilmember David Catania (At-Large), author of the bill that made marriage equality a reality in Washington. Motley has accepted two campaign contributions from NOM, and another from the Committee to Elect Delano Hunter. Hunter is running for a seat to represent Ward 5. He has also been supported by NOM. ''Obviously we're interested in electing candidates that will support traditional marriage and allowing voters of D.C. the right to have their say on the issue,'' Brian Brown, executive director of NOM, says. ''Rev. Motley does.'' Motley could not be reached for comment as of Friday, March 12.Local gay activist Bob Summersgill says he's not concerned that Motley will put up much of a fight against Catania, who is seeking reelection. Still, Summersgill adds, it's important to raise awareness about the origin of Motley's funds and what those contributions mean for LGBT residents of the District.
Records show that NOM has contributed twice the legal limit to Motley's campaign, which they are calling an oversight.

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