A number of anti-gay groups are planning to reverse the state of New York’s recently enacted same-sex marriage law.
Maggie Gallagher, the head of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), threatened Republicans who voted for same marriage in New York with a “bloody mess.”
“And I think it’s going to be a bloody mess in New York, but after the 2012 elections it’s going to be very clear to the Republican Party that it’s a bad idea to vote for gay marriage if you’re a Republican,” she said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network on Monday.
Her organisation held a protest against same-sex marriage on Sunday and has pledged to fight marriage equality in New York.
Another group, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, has filed a suit against the New York legislation, claiming that the law was passed without the correct official procedures.
These include un-procedurally closing the Senate galleries and lobby to the public and holding meetings behind closed doors. The organisation also claimed that some lawmakers were bribed with promised campaign contributions to approve the law.
“Constitutional liberties were violated,” said the group’s Rev. Jason J. McGuire.
“Today we are asking the court to intervene in its rightful role as the check and balance on an out-of-control State Legislature. It is unfortunate that state senators chose to protect their personal interests, rather than the people they were elected to represent.”