Of course it's not a big surprise to see NOM making this choice, considering that NOM's own political director, Frank Schubert, is the campaign manager for this repeal effort. In that regard, there is, in fact, a marriage connection: Schubert, who lost all four marriage fights in November 2012, is running out of marriage campaigns off which to collect his millions, thus the need for new endeavors. Since he and they are running out of loving couples to force to pause their lives, Schubert and NOM are just moving their muscle over to the awesome little kids who simply want to live truthfully and learn safely."HRC reports that NOM wouldn't even exist if not for the 10 top donors who contributed $8,326,000 or 90.5% of its declared revenue in 2010.
NOM's signature gatherers won't mention that there has never been a lawsuit brought against a transgender student alleging any improprieties in public accommodations but they will parrot this paragraph from NOM's website, They hope to instill a sense of dread in the uninformed and pander to bigots:
From NOM's webpage:
"Not even two short months after the US Supreme Court refused to uphold the right of over 7 million Californians to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, the California Legislature passed AB 1266, the school co-ed bathroom law," said Brown. "They are forcing our school children to be exposed in showers and bathrooms to members of the opposite sex who claim a 'gender identity' with that sex."*Trigger warning. The CNN talking head incorrectly says a transgender person 'chooses' which restroom they want to use suggesting a transgender person could make daily reversals of there gender. Undeterred by her blatant bias Masen makes a great case for transgender student equality.
If anything NOM's latest hate campaign should unite our community as never before. For the kids.