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Anti-gay group accidentally uses photo from photographer who takes adorable gay pictures

Nick Duffy July 7, 2014

The anti-gay group NOM attempted to celebrate the ‘sanctity of marriage’ with a picture from a photographer who takes adorable photos of gay couples.

The National Organisation for Marriage posted the picture of an idyllic straight couple to their Facebook page, with a quote claiming to “underline” the sanctity of marriage.

However, Good As You found that the photo was part of a series by Russian photographer Ruslan Grigoriev,who has also shot plenty of adorable gay photos, featuring shirtless men holding hands, cuddling, fondling and kissing each-other.

The website joked: “You start with the false claim that marriage is being ‘redefined’.

“You then argue against that fake point by claiming that instead of being ‘redefined’, marriage should instead earn extra punctuation that emphasizes its importance.

“You next find a stock photo of a Russian couple, shot by a Russian photographer who also gladly features photos of (and seemingly recognizes the worth of) gay couples as well.

“Add it all up and you get NOM’s latest argle-bargle-laden attempt at a meme.”

Last month, it was revealed the IRS will pay $50,000 in damages to the anti-gay group, to settle a lawsuit over the leak of the group’s donor details.

The group’s March for Marriage event, which took place in DC last month, failed to attract a large crowd despite promotion in churches, bussed-in supporters, and a raft of high-profile headline speakers.


More: Europe, Gay, homosexual, National organisation of Marriage, NOM, photo, photograph, Russia, Russia, US

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