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Conservatives Take Aim At Democrats' Marriage Embrace

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Democratic platform move will “kill off the institution of marriage,” National Organization for Marriage head says.

Brian Brown, executive director of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks during a "Let Us Vote" marriage rally sponsored by The Family Leader, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa.

Image by Charlie Neibergall / AP

Although Mitt Romney's response to Democrats' move to include marriage equality in their platform may have been muted, social conservatives went on full attack.

The National Organization for Marriage's executive director, Brian Brown, said Democrats "hope to kill off the institution of marriage at their convention in Charlotte." He called the move ironic, pointing to the May vote in North Carolina approving a constitutional amendment barring same-sex couples from marrying.

Two of the social conservatives known for sparring with pro-gay advocates on Twitter — the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer and Americans For Truth About Homosexuality's Peter LaBarbera — focused on "perversion" and "sodomy" in their 140-character critiques:


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