NOM Could Spend $500k To Stop N.J. Gay Marriage
BY Neal Broverman
January 11 2012 2:25 PM ET
The National Organization for Marriage is headed to New Jersey with guns blazing and their war chest overflowing, all in an attempt to defeat a push for marriage equality in the Garden State.
The Washington Times reports that the antigay group is prepared to spend up to $500,000 to possibly pressure lawmakers to vote against a bill that Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce shortly. While there may be enough votes in the legislature to pass marriage equality legislation, GOP governor Chris Christie has previously vowed to veto such a bill.
NOM, nonetheless, is prepared to do battle in New Jersey, after losing their battle to fend off marriage equality in New York. It's not clear how NOM would use that half million; the Human Rights Campaign speculates the group could use it partly for robo-calls, though there likely isn't much time to sway legislators before the bill is introduced. The money could also be used to punish lawmakers who support it, something NOM did in New York.
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