My analysis of the “Gaythering Storm,” a parody on marriage equality and the fight for equal rights through comedy.

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An analysis of a 2009 political parody by Funny or Die titled “A Gaythering Storm“, which mocked the National Organization for Marriage’s TV Ad – “A Gathering Storm.

In 2009 the National Organization for Marriage, or NOM, launched a $1.5 million campaign to “protect marriage and religious liberty throughout the nation.” Part of that campaign was a 60 second ad titled “A Gathering Storm” which uses a thunderstorm as a metaphor for the rise of acceptance for gay marriage in the US.  NOM was founded in 2007 and is primarily a lobbying group based in Washington, D.C. Co-founder Maggie Gallagher has written several books on marriage and advocates for the formal definition to be between one man and one woman. The group has been credited with raising money that lead to the successful passage of Proposition 8 in California, which…

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