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HomoQuotable - Michelangelo Signorile

"NOM had a terrible year in which the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act and invalidated Prop 8. Last week alone the group saw Illinois and Hawaii move forward on marriage equality. Its own fundraising appears to have dwindled from the days when NOM would make splashy announcements about big donors. NOM and other groups think they can raise a lot of money on fear and ignorance about trans people. You can only imagine the kind of hate that NOM and other groups will inject into a campaign to take away needed protections for transgender students. NOM and the radical right can't be allowed to win with anti-democratic ballot measures in which the majority strips away the rights of a minority. And we also should remain aware of how intricately all these issue are tied together. Abortion rights, sexual orientation and gender identity all involve decisions about what you do with your own body and about keeping the state from controlling your body. Religious extremist groups may shift focus, or even seem to back off from one issue or another from time to time. But there's no doubting that they're gunning for the rights of all of us." - Michelangelo Signorile, writing for the Huffington Post.

RELATED: NOM's Twitter feed has been silent for the last five days and they've yet to comment on Hawaii. But at the top of their blog are posts denouncing ENDA and California's transgender student rights bill. The marriage money is drying up and Brian Brown has eight hungry mouths to feed.

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