Dear Marriage Supporter,
This is it, finally!
Last Friday, the United States Supreme Court announced that they will be hearing a case this term that could decide the future of marriage in America. They will hear oral arguments in April and issue their decision in June.
Over 50 million Americans who stood for marriage in 30 states will finally have their day in Court!
I have to tell you that I am totally pumped to finally get our day in court. I think the mainstream media is wrong and it will turn out that we win this case!
I just don't see how Justice Kennedy, likely the swing vote, can distance himself from the strong reasoning he used in the Windsor case where he said that states have historically regulated marriage and the federal government could not substitute its judgment for the decision of a state. Here we have the exact issue on the other side of the coin — the vast majority of states acted to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman and the federal government (acting through the federal judiciary) cannot countermand that decision.
What this means is that we have five very short months to make our case BEFORE the Supreme Court weighs in on marriage, and we have a lot of work to do!
Will you stand with NOM today by renewing your commitment to defending marriage with a $35, $50, $100, $500 or even $1,000 or more to help us make the case for marriage BEFORE the Supreme Court weighs in on marriage in the coming months?
I have met some people who are fatalistic and passive in the face of a pending Supreme Court decision, feeling that it's a fait accompli that the US Supreme Court will go against us.
Look, maybe in the end we will lose before the courts — I don't think we will but I don't have a crystal ball — but we will never lose marriage because marriage is a universal truth. And regardless, defeatism is a recipe for disaster, a byproduct of the gay 'marriage' lobby's carefully crafted strategic plan: to convince ordinary Americans that the battle is already lost and to give up the fight.
Let me be as clear as I can — we at NOM will never give up on marriage.
It doesn't matter what judges or politicians have to say about the issue — marriage has existed since time immemorial to bring men and women together and to provide the best environment for any children born of their union.
There are many other types of relationships that may contribute to human flourishing, but they are not marriage. Only the faithful, monogamous, permanent union of a men and a woman is a marriage. That is the reality of what marriage is, whether the law ultimately recognizes it or not.
In the next five months, NOM will work tirelessly to rally the American people, showing the Supreme Court that we are watching; and that the majority of citizens in this country still believe in marriage as the union of one man and one woman and will never accept an illegitimate ruling redefining this most sacred institution.
We have a number of important projects on the drawing boards to communicate the benefits of marriage and advocate policies that support marriage.
It really all comes down to us, and now is the time.
Brian S. Brown
PS: With the Supreme Court's decision to hear a marriage case this term, our timeframe has been accelerated. I need your help today to execute our plans and make a statement that the Supreme Court will hear BEFORE they consider the case the may determine the future of marriage in America. Please click here right now to make a generous donation to support NOM in its mission of protecting marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.