Court documents have shown that the anti-gay organization the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has tried to split the Democratic Party base by having African Americans and Hispanics face off against gay-rights groups, according to WDAM.com .
"The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blackstwo key Democratic constituencies," says one of the memos. It also suggests "interrupting" cultural assimilation for Hispanics in hopes of reducing support for same-sex marriage.
Gay-rights groups condemned NOM's plan. "With the veil lifted, Americans everywhere can now see the ugly politics that the National Organization for Marriage traffics in every day," Human Rights Campaign Presidentdent Joe Solmonese said. "While loving gay and lesbian couples seek to make lifelong commitments, NOM plays racial politics, tries to hide donors and makes up lies about people of faith."
Civil-rights leader Julian Bond said, "NOM's underhanded attempts to divide will not succeed if Black Americans remember their own history of discrimination."
Court officials in Maine recently unsealed the documents, which are from 2009.