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In Secret Documents, Anti-Gay Marriage Group Looked To Divide Gays, Blacks

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Blunt language and broad plans from the National Organization for Marriage. A goal: 'Fanning the hostility.' Another project: 'Sideswiping Obama.' The leading opponents of same-sex marriage planned to defeat campaigns for gay marriage by 'fanning the hostility' between black voters from gay voters and by casting President Obama as a radical foe of marriage, according to confidential documents made public in a Maine court today. The documents, circulated by the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign, are marked 'confidential' and detail the internal strategy of the National Organization for Marriage. 'The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks--two key Democratic constituencies,' says an internal report on 2008 and 2009 campaigns, in a section titled the 'Not A Civil Right Project.'

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