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.
That was kind of my reaction too
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?
Wow up there with the new york times and the washington times…
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.
In-house counsel can be a sweet gig. Just sayin
NOM has a significant history of distorting the work of others to support their activities.
It’s that sweet logo.
Maybe they thought it meant Off-track Betting.
Well there’s at least two legitimate organizations there …