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Lead group against gay marriage sought to divide gays and blacks

The national organization leading the push to limit marriage to same-sex couples sought to divide the Democratic Party's base by driving "a wedge between gays and blacks," according to internal documents from the National Organization of Marriage.
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The national organization leading the push to limit marriage to same-sex couples sought to divide the Democratic Party's base by driving "a wedge between gays and blacks," according to internal documents from the National Organization of Marriage.

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