NOM gets desperate, spreads lies on New York marriage equality


The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage has been making the rounds.

In a last ditch effort to ensure victory for the proponents of bigotry, the NOM has released a false poll purporting to show that 57 percent of New York voters oppose marriage equality. Only 32 percent said that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. That flies in the face of other polls that showed a whopping 58 percent in support of marriage equality.

It turns out that of the 302 people chosen for the NOM commissioned poll, only 7 people were under 40 years old; 59-percent were over 50. Other polls have shown that 70-percent of younger voters support marriage equality. Classy.

Meanwhile, NOM claimed a premature victory today with a headline saying “Gay Marriage Defeated,” despite the fact that no news outlet was claiming any such thing. The story has since been removed, but you can see it below:

The Republican-led Senate still has not announced whether it plans to vote on the marriage equality bill.

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