NOM, 2008: “We Won Despite Being Outspent” versus NOM, 2012: “We Lost Because We Were Outspent”

NOM's Maggie Gallagher“Maine is one of the most secular states in the nation. It’s socially liberal. They had a three-year head start to build their organization, and they outspent us two to one. If they can’t win there, it really does tell you the majority of Americans are not on board with this gay marriage thing.”

Maggie Gallagher
Former president, National Organization for Marriage
reasoning that Maine’s voter repeal of marriage equality in 2009
had nothing to do with the amount of money the pro-equality side spent
November 4, 2009

NOM's Brian Brown“Our victories in California, Maine, New Jersey, and New York were based on your willingness to provide the resources necessary to fight the good fight. … We’re up against a cadre of gay marriage advocates and millionaires and have been repeatedly outspent. But we’ve won because of you.”

Brian Brown
President, National Organization for Marriage
gloating over past anti-equality “wins” despite being outspent by pro-equality supporters
Fundraising email, August 5, 2010

NOM's Brian Brown“Despite the fact that NOM was able to contribute a record amount to the campaigns (over $5.5 million), we were still heavily outspent, by a margin of at least four-to-one.”

Brian Brown
changing his tune as he tries to explain away a four-state win for marriage equality
November 7, 2012

NOM's Maggie Gallagher“We were outspent eight-to-one — and no one was willing to speak for marriage, while the whole Democratic establishment and Hollywood campaigned for marriage. Last night really is a big loss, no way to spin it.”

Maggie Gallagher
spinning like a top (while doubling the amount by which anti-gay forces were outspent)
November 7, 2012

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