NOM’s Marinelli “miscounts” the counter-protesters

Timothy Kincaid

July 15th, 2010

Louis Marinelli, the organizer of NOM’s Big Bus of Animus nineteen city tour (and driver of the RV), blogged about the two girls who served as silent observers of the rally in August, ME. From the rather unsettlingly named One Man, One Woman: Inside Look:

Meanwhile, after an all-out call for homosexuals and gay rights activists from around the state, Equality Maine and other national gay rights groups which have been scrambling to organize counter rallies in opposition to the Marriage Tour were only able to turn out one lesbian couple who attended the rally silently and without any disruption.

They were “only able to turn out one lesbian couple”? Really? I guess that’s what you have to say when you don’t want to admit that your rally was dwarfed in size by the counter-protest.

And it’s not like Marinelli didn’t know about the counter protest; he dismisses it a “press conference” before going on to deride the girls for not wanting to be identified (he names one anyway) in NOM’s tour blog (He needs to get his NOM talking points straight). This “Summer Marriage Tour” is so pathetic that Marinelli is willing to say anything so as not too appear a complete failure.

Richard W. Fitch

July 15th, 2010

… and did the Gov. also make a speech at the NOM cluster??

Lindoro Almaviva

July 15th, 2010

This “Summer Marriage Tour” is so pathetic that Marinelli is willing to say anything so as not too appear a complete failure.

And apparently he is failing miserably at that too. How’s that for being doubly pathetic?

Lindoro Almaviva

July 15th, 2010

Can we have their schedule so we can ensure we unroll the welcome mat for them?

Timothy Kincaid

July 15th, 2010

The schedule is here

Next stop is Saturday in Albany NY from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Richard W. Fitch

July 15th, 2010

The same group that has been reporting on the events of the Prop 8 Trial is also mobilizing to provide a city-by-city report on the NOM Tour:

You will find all the cities and dates in this article.


July 16th, 2010

Equality Maine sent an email requesting the people attend their earlier rally, and then go home. They asked that people simply ignore NOM, rather than go to their event and protest.

Looks like it worked.


July 16th, 2010

I suppose he means that only one couple attended “silently and without any disruption” – i.e., all the others were loud and disruptive.

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