OTB Makes It Into Hawaii’s Gay Marriage Debate

As I noted, the Hawaii legislature will be taking up a same-sex marriage bill earlier this week. Not surprisingly, that’s bringing out both sides of the issue to lobby voters and the legislature in advance of the debate and eventual vote. One of those groups, not surprisingly, is the National Organization for Marriage, perhaps the most well-known anti-marriage equality group in the country.

Yesterday, OTB reader Michael Demon informed us via Twitter than OTB had made its way into a television ad the NOM is now running in the Aloha State (look for the headlines that pop up around the 0:18 mark):

The headline goes to this post of mine. Needless to say, I don’t support NOM’s position on this issue.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. michael reynolds says:


  2. That was kind of my reaction too

  3. al-Ameda says:

    @Doug Mataconis:
    @michael reynolds:
    I’ll defer to you guys, because you’re both in the media business, but ….

    …. does the saying, “all publicity is good publicity,” apply here?

    Also, Doug, do you get royalties on this?

  4. Matt says:

    Wow up there with the new york times and the washington times…

  5. stonetools says:

    Its only a matter of time before NOM puts out an ad saying “Noted Virginia attorney and political pundit Doug Mataconis supports NOM’s stance against same sex marriage…”, including the quote “I hate…. same sex marriage” where the ellipsis included the words “the Boston Red Sox”.

    I kid, but given the excesses of right wing media, it’s not impossible, unfortunately.

  6. rudderpedals says:

    In-house counsel can be a sweet gig. Just sayin

  7. Vast Variety says:

    NOM has a significant history of distorting the work of others to support their activities.

  8. rodney dill says:

    It’s that sweet logo.

  9. CSK says:

    @rodney dill:

    Maybe they thought it meant Off-track Betting.

  10. Franklin says:

    Well there’s at least two legitimate organizations there …