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We narrowly lost in four deep blue states, after being badly outspent. Even though NOM contributed a record amount to help these state races—$5.5 million—our opponents were able to amass vast amounts of cash to drive their campaigns. They outspent us by $20 million, and that money helped them win narrow victories.

How close did we come? In Maine, we would have won if 18,000 voters had gone the other way. In Maryland, we lost by 94,000 votes out of 2.4 million cast. In Minnesota, about 100,000 votes out of 2.9 million cast. And in Washington, we lost by 83,000 votes out of 2.1 million ballots counted so far (final results there won't be known for days).

We always knew it would be a tough fight. These states are so liberal that they were never contested at the presidential level, except very late in Minnesota, resulting in blowout wins for Obama in each of the four states.

It's funny how the left and the media work. Can you imagine if marriage elections were held in Texas, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina and gay marriage advocates had narrowly lost those fights after being outspent by $20 million? Do you think the media and the left would suggest that homosexual marriage advocates cut and run and give up the fight because they lost in those states? Of course not! If anything, they'd be congratulating them on a great showing.

Yet some advocates on the left and in the media are saying we've lost. It's preposterous!

One of the PR spins that our opponents are pushing is that somehow these votes signal that the country has changed their views about same-sex marriage. That is preposterous as well.

National Organization for Marriage, NOMBlog 73 Comments [11/14/2012 4:18:47 AM]
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Feral Dog

In my town, there was a funny incident: Both the pro- and anti- R-74 people had chosen the same busy intersection by my favorite restaurant to wag signs at passing traffic, saying "Honk if you support/oppose gay marriage". Eventually, the pro-R-74 crowd put honk TWICE on their sign. The resulting noise in that intersection was deafening chorus of "beepbeep", with only the occasional lonely "beep" mixed in.

11/15/2012 2:49:59 AM

Suck it losers.

11/15/2012 3:15:39 AM

Metallic Space Dragon

I was saving this quote for last when it came to looking at them.

Hope you enjoy being on the wrong side of history. And as others have pointed out, you have no right to talk about spending when your ilk were also in favor of the Citizens United ruling, so you can shove that bullshit right back up your ass.

Being an Iowan, I should mention that we did vote to retain the one justice on our Supreme Court that ruled in favor of gay marriage back in 2010, so things are changing here as well. The Republicans may put a same-sex marriage constitutional amendment on the ballot, though, so we're not done yet.

11/15/2012 5:39:53 AM

Mister Spak


"Yes, let's give gays the "right" to marry...

.... while we strip blacks and other minorities of their rights.

Makes sense. :)"

Says the black person who votes for the racist party.

Makes sense. 8P

11/15/2012 7:42:24 AM


Could we please not let Lie4Life hijack another board? Don't feed the troll and let him/her/them starve.

11/15/2012 8:20:30 AM


You lost, deal with it.

11/15/2012 8:55:13 AM


Disregard what I say, I lick vaginas.

11/15/2012 9:21:07 AM


Wasn't it because Romney was as big a crook as Richard "I am not a crook" Nixon?

11/15/2012 10:46:21 AM

JB Mason

Civil rights, once recognized, are very very hard to reverse. Eventually gay marriage will be the law of the land, like it or not, and people like you will be dinosaurs, crusty old cranks bitching about a byegone era that never really existed.

11/15/2012 11:08:40 AM


No minorities have lost rights. How dare you deign to speak for us, His4life?

You should be ashamed, but I WAS one of you long enough to know that shame is a foreign concept to you shills for murderous, seditious, swindling, deceitful child rapists.

11/15/2012 12:04:09 PM


somehow these votes signal that the country has changed their views about same-sex marriage. That is preposterous as well.

Really? Preposterous?

You mean America has always had a majority in favor of same-sex marriage?

I don't think that's correct.

11/15/2012 12:50:11 PM


Yet some advocates on the left and in the media are saying we've lost. It's preposterous!

Remind me, in which states did you win?

11/15/2012 1:09:33 PM


Firewing, what on earth is "one of you?" Republicans? Black Americans? Help me out here. Your vitriol is covering your meaning.

11/15/2012 4:35:19 PM


remember, real life is not Dnd. you cannot fight trolls with fire.

Unless you go to their house and douse them or it in gasoline. Then fire works well.

11/15/2012 5:55:08 PM



You have not yet explained what groups in the US have had their rights inappropriately infringed upon by the results of the recent election, and how those rights have been infringed on.

Note the qualifier: inappropriately. "The right to swing my fist ends where the other's nose begins" is a general guideline, not just a warning against hitting people.

11/16/2012 1:00:33 PM


(stepping over Troll4Life to get back to the actual post)

Let me spell it out for you NOM: your side is losing because your position is based on nothing but lies and hysteria

11/16/2012 2:40:52 PM


Anon, it's not so much Obama as what went down under Bush's administration and what many Republicans continue to push for (voter ID to bar minorities from voting, requiring people to show citizenship papers gestapo-style in AZ, etc). Keep in mind that just because I'm a conservative doesn't mean I'm a Repub.

11/16/2012 3:04:56 PM


Mister Spak, what "racist party" do I vote for? Although I support some Republicans in local offices here in MI, I did not vote for Romney and generally avoid the GOP like a plague.

11/16/2012 3:06:02 PM



Then you should be very happy that the Arizona proof-of-citizenship law has been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, and was not in force during this election - although their voter ID law is still in force and will have to be argued separately.

Other voter-ID laws have been struck down as non-constitutional in several recent court cases (Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania notably), and the proposed voter-ID law in Minnesota was rejected by referendum. Eventually, the matter will be kicked up to the Supreme Court too.

Do not mistake the fight for marriage equality for a lack of fighting for other civil rights.

And we now return you to your regularly-posted thread.

11/16/2012 4:43:03 PM


Both Republican, and Christian His4life. And as far as black American, I am one. And as one, I repeat: your arrogance in assuming you speak for me is beyond disgusting. In fact, it's puppets for the most racist crime ring on Earth like you, that make life difficult here for people of all races. You do not get to complain about vitriol after the bile and deceit that you spew. Your devious plan to install a theocracy in America by deceit has failed.

11/16/2012 8:17:44 PM


Firewing, I'm not a Republican as I said. I am a Christian though. What is "the most racist crime ring on Earth" and how am I a "puppet" for it? And also, can you show me where I claimed to be the spokesperson for black Americans? I respectfully stated my opinions as one member of a particular community. I never claimed to speak for you or anyone else.

11/17/2012 8:59:55 AM


Ah, the sweet smell of tears of denial. Keep ranting, NOM. The world will keep changing and I will keep laughing at you.

11/21/2012 6:33:19 AM


Just admit that you got spanked because no one wants to believe in your bullshit.

3/4/2013 6:15:28 PM

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