National Organization for Marriage Pledges Major Fight in New Jersey to Prevent Passage of Same-Sex Marriage


Contact: Anath Hartmann or Elizabeth Ray (703-683-5004)

"The people of New Jersey can and will stop this bill."
—Brian Brown, NOM president—

Trenton, N.J. – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today pledged an all-out effort to prevent same-sex marriage from becoming law in New Jersey, and said it would spend upward of $500,000 to support legislators who stood to preserve traditional marriage and hold those accountable who impose same-sex marriage in the state. Backers of gay marriage today unveiled yet another legislative attempt to redefine marriage in New Jersey.

"The media is reporting that gay marriage is sure to pass through the Legislature, but we heard the same false story in 2009 and 2010. The people of New Jersey can and will stop this bill." said Brian Brown, NOM's president.

Governor Chris Christie has previously pledged to veto any same-sex marriage legislation that is passed by the Legislature.

"We commend Governor Christie for his position that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, just as it has been throughout history. Even though the governor has pledged to veto the legislation, we are committed to holding legislators accountable for their own views and will work to assure that he never has to exercise his veto power," Brown said. "NOM will spend $500,000 in New Jersey legislative races to support those who stand with us in defense of traditional marriage, and hold those who abandon marriage accountable to voters."

NOM cautioned legislators that imposing gay marriage will have profound consequences for children and eliminate children from the marriage equation in New Jersey.

"States license marriage because of their inherent interest in ensuring that any children born of the sexual union of men and women have the best opportunity to be raised by their own mother and father," Brown said. "Same-sex marriage changes the focus of our marriage laws from a child-centered institution to one that exists only to satisfy the demands of adults. Children suffer because of this."

Brown noted that in other states that have legalized gay marriage children as young as second grade have been taught it in public school. This has already occurred in Massachusetts, New York and California.

"Legislators need to know that a vote for same-sex marriage is a vote to have it taught to kids in public schools, including to seven and eight year old children," Brown said. "This is not a ‘feel good' vote for political correctness; it will have profound consequences on families and especially children in New Jersey. It has happened in Massachusetts and right across the river in New York, and that is what legislators are being asked to support in New Jersey."

To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Anath Hartmann, [email protected], at 703-683-5004.


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  1. kieran
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Politifact, winner of a 2009 pulitzer prize, rates your claim about Massachusetts as false:

  2. John N.
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    As a resident of Massachusetts I was open minded enough to read the line done by poster #1 above.

    If you read the article carefully you will note what it does not tell you. The article claims that public schools are not indctrinating the kindergarten kids with the homosexual agenda.
    So what. Why? Because they are imposing the homosexual agenda on the grammar school children once they get passed kindergaton. The Lexington case was about children in the 2nd and 3rd grade.

    As a resident of Massachusetts I can tell you that the homosexual agenda is being shoved down the throats of school children whether the parents like it or not.
    (1) Go to the Massresisitance website to get the gory details of how the homosexual agenda is being imposed on us against our will, the will of the parents, and especially our children whom we love. The website will also tell you about other damage that has been done as a result of SSM imposed by the courts.
    (2) There are videos on YouTube of Gay/Lesbian days in the public schools and how they are being imposed on our children.

  3. Bobby
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    John, Pointing to SPLC certified hate group doesn't add credibility to your case.

    I find it interesting that NOM is bragging about their money commitment. If a pro-marriage rights group came out with the same news, you'd accuse them of trying to buy lawmakers. I'm not surprised by your hypocrisy, I'm just pointing it out.

  4. Son of Adam
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Bobby, the Southern Poverty Law Center has become so fanaticaly and radicaly left biased that its assesments about who or what constitutes a hate group holds no credibility anymore to cooler heads.

    What the Southern Poverty Law Center calls fighting hatred is more than just an opportunity to defame political opponents.

    And its website would convince the casual observer that the nation is awash in goose-stepping neo-Nazis and noose-swinging night-riders -- all armed to the teeth and lusting for the blood of innocents.

  5. gary47290
    Posted January 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Please explain how children are harmed learning about the real world. Your hysteria assumes falsely that being Gay is bad or wrong. All peer reviewed science says it is. Only your creationist pseudo-science claims what you do.

  6. TC Matthews
    Posted January 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Gary, think what you want about gay issues. What does that have to do with marriage? Marriage is between a man and a woman. You can like gay people, or not, think what they do is great, or not. That is up to you. What you are not free to do is redefine marriage. The marriage question is bigger than the world of LGBT.

  7. bman
    Posted January 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    gary47290->Please explain how children are harmed learning about the real world. Your hysteria assumes falsely that being Gay is bad or wrong.

    A gay columnist said recently,

    “Recruiting children? You bet we are,” he said. “Why would we push anti-bullying programs or social studies classes that teach kids about the historical contributions of famous queers unless we wanted to deliberately educate children to accept queer sexuality as normal?”

    BTW, the same author also said he hoped such courses would result in children having gay sex when they grow older.

    What you call "learning about the real world" is actually an attempt by gays to precondition children to believe accept gay sex is normal.

    Gays are trying to create subconscious positive images about gay sex in the minds of children while ignoring mention of the negative realities associated with gay sex.

    Its no different than if a tobacco company said it wanted to teach children about the real word by telling them about famous cigarette smokers.