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