Wednesday, April 29, 2009

NOM Patching Calls From Marriage Equality Opponents Directly to New Hampshire Senators

The New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition reports that Maggie Gallagher's National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has been able to pay for a "‘patch through calls’. This is a computer generated phone bank that enables them to get every person who opposes equality in our state, all 26% of the population patched through to their senator. This gives Senators the impression that all their constituents oppose marriage equality.”

How effective is this? Pretty effective given that Democrat Senator Deborah Reynolds cast the deciding 3-2 vote that recommended the gay marriage bill not go to the full Senate. Why would she do this? Her response: New Hampshire is "not ready."

Really? Because from what I'm hearing, 55% of New Hampshire voters are ready, (or higher) stating clearly that they support marriage for gays and lesbians.

Let's just hope the whole New Hampshire Senate doesn't fall for this trick. But we'll know today since they're voting on the marriage equality bill today.

Another great source of information for New Hampshire's fight for equality is Blue Hampshire.

Stay Tuned!

H/T The New Civil Rights Movement

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