Billboard Targets Same-Sex Marriage Supporter

September 29, 2011 Updated Sep 29, 2011 at 11:47 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

September 29, 2011 Updated Sep 29, 2011 at 11:47 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY

A group affiliated with the National Organization for Marriage recently put up a billboard in Buffalo targeting a local lawmaker.
The huge sign singles out republican senator Mark Grisanti and there are more just like it targeting other republican senators, who along with Grisanti, helped pass the same-sex marriage act.

Anyone driving down interstate 190 northbound between the Smith and Hamburg exits in Buffalo is likely to see the sign.


"The wording's more than hurtful. The wording is insightful," said Kitty Lambert-Rudd.

Rudd is the president of Blossom OUT! an organization aiming to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. She and her wife were also the first gay couple to legally marry in New York State last July and she is thankful to Grisanti for voting yes.

Senator Grisanti released a statement through his spokesperson about the sign saying:

"How is Senator Grisanti "next" ? - The extremists behind this billboard threat aren't just bullying Senator Grisanti. They're bullying all Western New York families with gay sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, parents, grandparents, and close friends. They just don't get it, they never will, and regardless of a person's likes or dislikes it's our duty to treat everyone equally and fairly." Spokesman-Doug Curella

Eyewitness News was not able to reach the National Organization of Marriage for comment but their website is full of information on how people who oppose same-sex marriage can contact their local legislators and join rallies in support of the Defense of Marriage Act.

According to reports, the organization plans to spend $2 million to get the seven state senators who voted for same-sex marriage out of office.