In an editorial to appear in The New York Times on Tuesday, April 3, the editorial board lays out its view of the National Organization for Marriage memos unsealed in a Maine court case this past week, memos analyzed earlier at Metro Weekly.
The NYT board writes:
When a light is shined into the dark corners of American politics, it's never pleasant to see what scurries away. Last week, a federal judge in Maine unsealed memos from the National Organization for Marriage, one of the most prominent groups fighting against same-sex marriage.
Noting the marriage pledge signed by several of the candidates for president, the board concludes:
Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have publicly aligned themselves with the group and signed its pledge to work aggressively from the White House against same-sex marriage.
Now that the group's poisonous political approach is out in the open, Mr. Romney and the others should be racing to make clear their disapproval.
We detect no stampede.
The campaigns thus far have made no effort to distance themselves from the organization.