DC Residents Alarmed by Robo-Calls: Anti-gay group, NOM, targets District Voters at Home
March 15, 2010
The calls were received by District residents throughout the day Friday and into the evening. The return phone number being used is (208) 991-1227, and a quick internet search of that number turns up complaints about automated telephone calls for other "right-wing" causes like the "Tea Party" movement. One account of such a robo-call (h/t to Daily Kos):
''I just got called by the National Organization for Marriage
''It consisted of two questions.
''First 'Are you a registered voter?' Answer -- Yes
''Second -- 'Do you believe that marriage between only one man and one woman should be legal?' My answer -- No
''Now this is obviously a trick question. Take out the word 'only' and the answer is obviously 'yes'. But stick in the word 'only" and for a marriage equality supporter such as myself, the only answer that you can give is "no." But, of course, can you expect a bunch of homophobes to ask an honest question, such as 'Do you believe that marriage should be legal between gay and lesbian couples?''
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