The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is working to unseat David Catania, the DC councilman who sponsored the District's gay marriage law that went into effect on March 3.

DC-based gay weekly Metro Weekly is reporting that the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay marriage is backing the campaign of Rev. Anthony J. Motley against Catania.

Motley is preparing a bid to run for the city council's At Large seat. The Motley 2010 Committee has reported receiving 2 donations from NOM.

“Obviously we're interested in electing candidates that will support traditional marriage and allowing voters of DC the right to have their say on the issue,” Brian Brown, executive director of NOM, told the paper. “Rev. Motley does.”

Motley, however, is not rabidly anti-gay. In fact, he has often spoken about reaching out to the gay community and has worked to reduce rates of HIV/AIDS in the African-American community.

The committee did not respond to a request for comment for this story.