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Graphic Homoerotic Mailer Attacks NY GOP Senator Mark Grisanti for Marriage Equality Vote


A piece of political attack mail attacking New York Republican state senator Mark Grisanti for his vote in favor of marriage equality last year has been circulating, Politico reports:

GrisantiThe piece, which appears as an attachment as if it's a direct mail piece but so far hasn't been reported as landing in in-boxes, says it was paid for by the Committee to Save the Erie County Republican Party. A Google search revealed nothing about the committee, and it wasn't immediately clear who is sponsoring the group.

To view the (work-unfriendly) piece of mail click HERE (front)
and HERE (back).

(image via buzzfeed)

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  1. In response to Erie, I hear it's coming from Matt Richiazzi, that unibrowed republican gay kid, sounds like you heard the same. What a scumbag.

    Posted by: Homobuff | Sep 11, 2012 1:35:45 AM

  2. Uhm... How is it legal to use another entities photo for a mass political campaign without their authorization?

    Either Corbin Fischer folks are homophobic zealots who facilitated them with these photos, or they don't know about them. Me think conservatives better lawyer up because I smell a (rightful) lawsuit in the works.

    Posted by: Art Smith | Sep 11, 2012 4:19:18 AM

  3. Corbin Ficher. Congratulations on winning the lottery.

    I do hope you all donate some of the money you'll win in this clear cut win toward gay right advocacy groups.
    Btw- how stupid are religious Conservatives? This is what happens when you home school your child.

    Posted by: Martin | Sep 11, 2012 4:22:38 AM

  4. I'm sorry but the state of politics in the U.S is downright frightening. Representative Emmett C Burns JR in Maryland demanding an employer take away the free speech rights of his pro gay constituent. Now this. What's next? Requesting gay and gay allies wear pink stars?

    You mix religion, republican and conservative together and folks... It is disturbing.

    Hence why EVERY gay person owes it to themselves to politically be involved and active. Don't be complacent

    Posted by: Mateo | Sep 11, 2012 4:28:27 AM

  5. I think what we truly need is more GLBT running for office. We're unde represented, and yet there's many qualified and educated GLBT individuLs who would make honorable elected officials. My wish is that as a community, we'd send a message of inspiring more of our GLBT people to run for office.

    Posted by: Yellow Mellow | Sep 11, 2012 4:30:37 AM

  6. It's being reported here in Buffalo that the emailed 'ad' was created by a young, gay, disgruntled, wannabe politician who previously worked for Mark Grisanti. Sounds (and looks) like a smear job to me. I hope doesn't reflect back on the gay community in general, given the sudden rush of publicity that assumes it's a semi-legit effort by Republicans.

    Posted by: Rick | Sep 11, 2012 6:58:46 AM

  7. If only political ads were normally this interesting! In Italy they use real porn stars in their ads (and they run for parliament too).

    As to copyright, while potentially a federal crime, unauthorized use of the photos depends both on fair use and profit motive. Fisher might not be able to recover more than statutory damages, which would probably be minimal.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 11, 2012 8:13:09 AM

  8. @ Peter - sadly, it is. It will come out soon enough that this originated from a young man's email account who, while the organization is less than organized here, acts as the go to log cabin republican in Erie county politics. He has been circulating ads for a long time, and most of his this year attack Grisanti- but with this one he has topped himself.

    The EC republican committee actually supports Grisanti.

    Posted by: Erie | Sep 11, 2012 8:55:04 AM


    Posted by: Jerry6 | Sep 11, 2012 5:25:11 PM

  10. Corvin Fisher VP Brian Dunlap's response:

    Posted by: peter | Sep 11, 2012 9:12:46 PM

  11. Of course Christians would resort to stealing and lies. It is all they are capable of.

    Furthermore, Christians, who prey on children for their sick desires, are in no position to judge ANYBODY. Every last one of them should be behind bars for that alone.

    Posted by: Aulton | Sep 12, 2012 12:06:37 AM

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