“Any Republican in Illinois who betrays the cause of marriage will be casting a career-ending vote and will be held accountable to their constituents,” said Brian Brown, NOM’s president, in a statement earlier this month. “We will spend whatever it takes — hundreds of thousands of dollars if necessary — to remove them from office, just as we did three of the four turncoat Republican state senators in New York who were responsible for gay ‘marriage’ passing there. We will not hesitate to support pro-family Democrats to replace them, as our record in New York proves.”
NOM has set its sights on Pat Brady, the chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, who recently said he would support efforts in the General Assembly to advance marriage equality. NOM didn’t take too kindly to Brady’s progressive statement and has created a petition calling for Brady to step down from his position.
From NOM’s website:
Brady has betrayed us, betrayed his party, misrepresented “key Republican values,” and insulted conservative voters in Illinois and across America who deserve leaders who refuse to sell out on such a fundamental and crucial issue like the defense of marriage, children and family.
The future of marriage in Illinois demands that Brady be replaced immediately with a brave pro-marriage individual who will fight back against the out-of-state liberal activists now attempting to impose gay marriage on the Land of Lincoln without the will or consent of the we the people.
Tell the Illinois GOP today that Pat Brady must go, and that it is time for the party to reinforce real “key Republican values” — marriage and family, the well-being of children, the rule of law, and the rights of voters like you and me.
Illinois is shaping up to be the key battleground state in 2013 but with a governor who has promised to sign marriage equality into law and a heavily-tipped Democratic legislature, NOM has almost no leverage in the debate.