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Join us on July 24th -- A New Chapter in a Long Fight to Reclaim Marriage in New York

 

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I hope you will join us next Sunday, July 24th, as we join with New Yorkers from all across the state at simultaneous rallies in Manhattan, Albany, Rochester and Buffalo, calling on politicians to let the people vote on marriage.

Next Sunday is the day that New York will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as the new legislation imposing same-sex marriage on the state takes effect. But this isn't the end of the battle for marriage in New York, not by a long shot. As I told the New York Times this week, this is just the start of a new chapter in a long fight for the future of marriage.

Politicians in Albany have had their say. Governor Cuomo has had his. Now it's time for the people of New York to have their own chance to vote on marriage.

Gay marriage advocates would like nothing better than to deceive the American people into thinking that the road to same-sex marriage is a one-way street, that the moment a state adopts same-sex marriage the debate is suddenly ended and it's time to move on.

Hardly.

Just ask the people of Maine, who watched their legislators adopt a same-sex marriage bill and promptly exercised their “People's Veto” before the law was ever implemented. Or the people of California who saw their state supreme court vote to impose gay marriage and quickly amended their state constitution to reverse the court ruling.

New Hampshire voters cleaned house last November after their legislators voted to implement same-sex marriage, electing a strong pro-marriage majority in both houses of the state legislature and setting the stage for a gay marriage repeal vote next spring. And voters in Iowa, for the first time ever, tossed three sitting Supreme Court justices out of office for their votes to force same-sex marriage on the state.

Even in Massachusetts, voters very nearly succeeded in putting a marriage amendment on the ballot, and may yet have the final say on marriage.

The inevitability of same-sex marriage is a political charade – nothing more. How can a political cause be declared inevitable even before its first victory at the ballot box? Smoke and mirrors. Lies and campaign cash. That's how same-sex marriage was passed in New York, and New York voters have had enough.

If you live in New York, will you join us next Sunday afternoon at 3pm as we stand for marriage?

Full event details are available online at www.LetThePeopleVote.com, including directions to each rally, printable signs, and a chance to let us know you'll be coming.

LTPV Locations

And for those of you living outside New York, I hope you'll tell your friends and family about this kickoff rally in our campaign to Let The People Vote!

39 Comments

  1. Jpk020
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    HOW DARE YOU! You are all complete A-holes for even thinking of protesting at peoples weddings!

  2. Randy E King
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Pay no attention to the man behind the green curtain!

  3. Johan de Vries
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    I wouldn't put it like jpk020, but I do hope NOM and supporters will have the decency to demonstrate somewhere where no actual weddings will be disturbed.

  4. Thom
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Randy - Are you talking about Brian?

  5. Barb
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    In reality it's the SS"M" advocates who always disrupt NOM events, not the other way around. And I fully expect they'll be trying to cause trouble at these events as well.

  6. Louis E.
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    The efforts really need to be coordinated with the plans for a State Constitutional Convention,and electing delegates to it who will support an amendment revoking SSM.The funny thing is Cuomo actually endorses having such a Convention.

  7. Northerner
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Jpk020
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm:
    "HOW DARE YOU! You are all complete A-holes for even thinking of protesting at peoples weddings!"

    More unenlightened and hateful speech from Jpk020. No where does it say weddings are being protested.

  8. Northerner
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Johan de Vries
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm:
    "I wouldn't put it like jpk020, but I do hope NOM and supporters will have the decency to demonstrate somewhere where no actual weddings will be disturbed."

    Same here Johan. Jpk020 fabrication. Nothing in the posted comment mention protesting at actual weddings or churches where weddings might be held. Unlike the actions of Bash Back! http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/victory-for-evangelical-church-over-hell-raising-gay-anarchist-group

  9. Johan de Vries
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Agreed, that was a stupid stunt they pulled.

  10. Stephen
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Who is funding this? Why is NOM in contempt of court? How much does Brian get paid?

    Meanwhile, I'll be in Albany to celebrate my marriage. Thanks, gov Cuomo.

  11. Doug
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    I think we have to be really careful with this. All it takes is one NOM supporter with a sign saying "the wages of sin are death" and the media will have a field day contrasting their "love" with our "hate". Could be a PR disaster.

  12. Fedele Razio
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    @Stephen: "Meanwhile, I'll be in Albany to celebrate my marriage."

    You're lying to yourself with the support of NY government.

    Marriage is the lifelong alliance of a man and a woman.

    If you're in a same sex relationship, you're not in a marriage.

    No matter what government paper say, your body and genes will continue to tell you the truth: "I'm a male, complementarty to a female".

  13. Robh
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, NOM, you're public gatherings tend to be REALLY successful. I wonder how many of your supporters will witness the true love on hand and then go on to denounce your hate group? Louis Martinelli anyone?

  14. Fedele Razio
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Should people continue to marry in a country where the law confuse between marriage and same sex relationships?

    When the law of the country is a non-sense like SS"M", should the people of good sense stop marrying under the law of the country and just wed under the law of nature?

  15. Fedele Razio
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    @Robh: I never saw as much hatred as in gay "rights" advocates speech and writing.

    Stop calling NOM a hate group: you're just proving how much you're unable to defened you're position, and just try to win by name-calling.

    A poor strategy.

  16. Louis E.
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    All who want to legally be husband and wife should move their weddings from anywhere SSM is legal to somewhere it is not.

  17. Fedele Razio
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    @Louis E.: "All who want to legally be husband and wife should move their weddings from anywhere SSM is legal to somewhere it is not."

    I do support this position. A country with SS"M" is not a place where a man and a woman should "marry".

    Just move to a place where the government provide recognition for what is so special like a real marriage.

  18. Robbo
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Fedele - the Southern Poverty Law Center has listed NOM as a hate group. And you think I can't defend my position? You people are utterly insane.

  19. Eric
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I'm thankful that, at least in Albany, it appears that you'll be rallying far enough away from city hall that people will be able to ignore you. How arrogant and disrespectful of you.

  20. Eric
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    At least have the common courtesy to give these people ONE DAY to celebrate.

  21. Fedele Razio
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    @Robbo: "the Southern Poverty Law Center has listed NOM as a hate group."

    I read a lot about SPLC being a leftist organization. So? Should I let my life be influenced by SPLC?

    No, I'm free, and I not recognize SPLC as an organization to give credit.

    Once again, stop name calling. It just prove you don't have arguments.

  22. Rollin Askerjohn
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    I cannot find NOM listed as a hate group by the SPLC. Is someone making untruths in order to discredit the good work of NOM?

  23. Badger
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    I can't see any difference between the Westboro Baptist Church and NOM here, except that one protests at funerals and the other protests at weddings. Can't see how that is a winning strategy for the NOM.

  24. Ms. Broker
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Great! I for one am sick and tired of reading in the newspapers about how Cuomo passed a "great" and "historic" law. He passed abomination and he and the entire world need to see that all NYers are not for this. The papers are constantly saying how much we want this. Well we don't want this and now all will see. And I still think they should go to court to get an injunction against this vote because of the procedural violations that Cuomo used.

  25. Californian
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    I wholeheartedly support “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    Voltaire is supposed to have said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” That is what liberalism used to stand for. Now liberalism stands for politically correct speech codes.

  26. Jpk020
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Ok so I'll admit that I jumped to the conclusion that you'd be protesting weddings. I'm not expecting you to actually respect the couples and many of you still qualify for the other term (northerner)

  27. Jpk020
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    Is it that far of a stretch really from you protesting marriage ceremonies and your friends at WBC protesting funerals?

  28. Sam Jones
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    NOM no more picketts wedding ceremonies any more than they are friends With the WBC. These are just a couple of the many falsehoods that are spread around by SS"M" advocates.

  29. Doug
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    Yeah, but the media will contrast the images as if we were. I think we should save our protests for another day. I'm truly worried about this.

  30. Northerner
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Jpk020
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 12:36 am:

    "Ok so I'll admit that I jumped to the conclusion that you'd be protesting weddings. I'm not expecting you to actually respect the couples and many of you still qualify for the other term (northerner)"

    Thanks for the correction. You almost redemed yourself. Hopefully others will see it and stop propagating that untruth. It's too bad you couldn't or wouldn't contain your urge to spew hate & bigotry at the end of your comment, although. As far as respect, you're the one who stated on another thread that homosexuals are the more evolved life form. In that sense, I don't respect that opinion.

  31. ATC
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    "But from the beginning of the creationGod made them male and female. For THIS CAUSE shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave tohis WIFE; and they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." Mark 10:6-9

  32. ATC
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    The above scripture came straight out of the mouth of Jesus Christ.

  33. Randy E King
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Sames-sex enthusiasts do not have science, or history on their side; so they have to depend on lies, hypocrisy, and word smithing to keep their true intents shrouded withing that "gray area" they claim to naturally exists.

    Word to the wise; that "gray area' you see is a man made smoke screen.

  34. Bryce K.
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    ATC, that's great. But that has nothing to do with keeping people from entering into a civil marriage.

  35. Jpk020
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Randy we have science, history and common decency on our side you are losing this fight - just give up you'll never win in the long run, no matter what you think! People are growing even if you refuse to.

  36. Sam Jones
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    That's just wishful thinking Jpk. The majority of courts to consider the issue, as well as the majority of people voting on it, have rejected a right to same-sex marriage, and for good reason.

    http://www.marriagedebate.com/pdf/iMAPP.Jan2011-2-american-courts.pdf

  37. Millicent
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    I hate this abomination Cuomo shoved thru. Well, it is for all to see what he really thinks of marriage, ie his living in sin with his girlfriend. Guess he has commitment issues.

    I have read that there is no allowance for a referendum in NYS. I would like to know if this is true.

  38. Penny
    Posted July 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    "But from the beginning of the creationGod made them male and female. For THIS CAUSE shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave tohis WIFE; and they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." Mark 10:6-9

    Jesus Christ himself made this statement. He affirmed marriage as between one man and one woman.

  39. cjm
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    expect some surprises waiting for nom at any protest.