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NOM Tells Followers to Boycott T-Mobile for Supporting Marriage Equality

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The National Organization for Marriage is telling its flock to petition the communications firm T-Mobile over its support for marriage equality.

Chides Jeremy Hooper: "Oh, NOM, you all really shouldn't go after any kind of phone service. After all, if we all lose our ability to communicate, how will us peons ever call you, our life masters, and ask who you've deemed anti-gay enough for public consumption?"

In late August, T-Mobile announced its decision to contribute $25,000 to Washington United for Marriage, the group campaigning to pass Referendum 74, which would allow the legislatively-backed marriage equality law to go into effect there.

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  1. zzzzzzzzzzzz..... next.

    Posted by: EO | Sep 11, 2012 8:20:10 AM


  2. I should point out that T-Mobile is a company giving money to support a political cause, the exact issue that was debated under Citizen's United. If the case had gone the other way then this donation would have been impossible.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 11, 2012 9:42:04 AM


  3. Anon: Maybe you should point that out if you're hoping to be a troll but it's totally untrue. T-Mobile's contribution to Washington United for Marriage is so far from being "the exact issue" that was decided by Citizens United that it is the kind of case that was cited as the wide range of contributions that corporations may make to political causes not covered by any campaign finance laws that Citizens United intended--I should say conspired--to overturn. It was not the case that before Citizens United, corporations were somehow prohibited from making political contributions. Indeed, if it were, it's obvious that there'd be no political campaings as we know them.

    Posted by: coolbear | Sep 11, 2012 9:55:19 AM


  4. So by my basic calculation of what I pay to AT&T ($70/month) which is on the low end -- especially for any family plans, they're looking for at max 30 people to cancel. They probably won't even hit that.

    Posted by: unruly | Sep 11, 2012 10:53:05 AM


  5. Where's their call to boycott Microsoft and Apple? How about Google and Facebook? C'mon NOM get your act together and please stop using their products! Please!

    Posted by: Craig | Sep 11, 2012 11:09:28 AM


  6. @ANON The erroneous ruling by the Supreme Court in Citizens United was about removing all restrictions on corporate campaign donations. Before, corporations were limited in what they could donate, just as a private citizens were limited in what they could donate.

    The difference after Citizens United is that corporations are not limited in the amount they can donate to political campaigns even though private citizens still are limited in what they can donate to political campaigns.

    Further, Citizens United had the adverse effect of allowing corporations to use profits for campaign donations without shareholder approval.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Sep 11, 2012 12:31:31 PM


  7. OK I loved my T-Mobile service before this announcement , but now.... I love it even more ;)

    Posted by: Paul | Sep 11, 2012 1:54:44 PM


  8. Maybe they'll boycott the world someday and we'll see just how dedicated they are to their bigotry.

    Posted by: Garst | Sep 11, 2012 1:58:49 PM


  9. gee whiz, pretty soon all these boneheads will have left is Amway and WalMart.

    Posted by: vwdavy | Sep 11, 2012 2:15:00 PM


  10. Remember the scene in Kill Bill 2 when Hannah gets her eye plucked out and she screams and flops and throws herself around screaming "come back I'll kill you!!!!" This is how I picture NOM now. Defeated, bleeding, throwing a tantrum and refusing to see what is so obvious to everyone else. "Boycott Penny's, Boycott Starbucks, Boycott T-Mobile, Boycott Disney, Boycott, Boycott, Boooooooycott the World..........!!!!"

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Sep 11, 2012 3:09:43 PM


  11. You know, I'm pretty sure that those dirty homosexuals and there supporters all breath oxygen. Maybe NOM should boycott that too.

    Posted by: Logan | Sep 11, 2012 3:09:54 PM


  12. Proud long term T-Mob customer and Towleroad reader/fanboy here :)

    Posted by: Terry | Sep 11, 2012 3:17:38 PM


  13. Wow. Funny how they don't seem to be boycotting Microsoft or Apple. They also seem to be unaware that the man who is the main reason we are able to use computers these days, Alan Turing, was gay!

    Posted by: kityglitr | Sep 11, 2012 4:10:50 PM


  14. NOM members are still using wall phones with hand cranks.

    Posted by: Bob | Sep 11, 2012 4:49:18 PM


  15. NOM, Nazis Oppressing Minorities.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 11, 2012 11:10:44 PM


  16. Just another Religious Right boycott that will be ineffective - but they'll find a way to spin it without any data.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 13, 2012 10:53:43 AM


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