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Did NOM steal an image from the 1963 March on Washington for its bigotry?

After the hell lgbts get from some members of the African-American community who accuse them of “highjacking” the Civil Rights Movement, I hope earrings and wigs are snatched off over this one if it turns out to be a fact.

The following is a picture of the National Organization for Marriage is using to advertise its upcoming march during Supreme Court deliberations of Prop 8:

 For those who are history buffs, if that picture looks familiar, it’s probably because it looks so much like a picture of the original 1963 March on Washington.

Since the similarities were noticed by my online buddy Jeremy Hooper, folks have been going back and forth about whether or not it the same pictures. I say it is, with a little shading and cropping added. If this is the case, the fact that NOM practically steals the picture for its purposes is just plain brazen.

And ironic.

Almost everyone knows that the 1963 March on Washington was where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous I Have a Dream speech.

But not everyone knows that the 1963 March on Washington was planned and coordinated by Bayard Rustin, an openly gay African-American man.

Let’s break this down –  The National Organization for Marriage seems to have stolen a picture of a legendary march planned and coordinated by a gay man in order to take rights away from the gay community at large.

No wonder Maggie Gallagher left her leadership position at NOM. All of the pandering she could ever do can never cover up the organization’s sleaze.

Big hat tip to Jeremy Hooper who spotted the similarities between the pictures.

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