NOM's New Campaign Goes International


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

"Today we go international, expanding campaigns into Mandarin, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish and Bahala." —Brian Brown, NOM president—

National Organization for Marriage

Washington, D.C. — The National Organization for Marriage today announced that its new campaign is going international.

"In our first week, we gained 25,000 pledge signers in the U.S. alone; today we go international, expanding campaigns into Mandarin, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, and Bahala (one of the chief languages of Indonesia)," announced NOM President Brian Brown. " online ads will also start running in Egypt, Beijing, Hong Kong, the Yunnan region of China, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait."

"What happens in Seattle won't to stay in Seattle," Brown continued. "By making gay marriage core to his brand, Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz is telling millions of customers and partners who support traditional marriage in the Middle East, China, South America and North America that they aren't truly part of the Starbucks community."

"The National Organization for Marriage is in this for the long haul," said Jonathan Baker, head of NOM's Corporate Fairness Project. "Here's our goal: If Howard Schultz and his insular Seattle liberals hear from enough of us, management will move to a more genuinely inclusive attitude toward its customers' and partners' diverse views on marriage. People should be able to drink or serve a great cup of coffee without betraying their own core values on marriage."

Starbucks as a company recently endorsed gay marriage in the state of Washington, and signed onto an amicus brief asking U.S. courts to overturn the federal definition of marriage as one man and one woman. NOM's protest campaign was launched after Starbucks President and CEO Howard Schultz confirmed that gay marriage is "core" to the Starbucks brand.

The National Organization for Marriage will continue developing the campaign.

To view several international DumpStarbucks sites, please see:


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

Paid for by The National Organization for Marriage, Brian Brown, president. 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. New § 68A.405(1)(f) & (h).


  1. Mark Jansen
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    @51. James: closed minds? I have nothing against opposite sex marriage. "traditional" marriage on the other hand....

    How I love that term. Which tradition? Men owning the woman? Men having multiple wives in addition to numerous concubines (it's in the bible). No interracial marriages?

    Puhlease, marriage has been "redefined" so many times in the last century alone that the term "traditional marriage" is meaningless.

    As for no country wanting SSM, the polls do not agree with you in many western european countries and several US states.

    The Netherlands has had SSM for over a decade now and the divorce rates are significantly lower there than in the USA (38.3% vs 54.8%)

    NOM should live up to it's name and campaign FOR marriage, by for example striving to lower divorce rates or prevent unstable marriages to begin with (say by encouraging contraception or abstinance to prevent pregnant brides?)

    And as several people above have already stated, how is campaigning in Sharia law countries where harems are still commonplace promoting "traditional marriage" (traditional apparently meaning 1975 USA or something?)

  2. Leo
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    You NOM Haters must have the NOM site bookmarked? lol

  3. sylvatica
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    I smell desperation from NOM, and it's rancid.

  4. Paul Mc
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    A vox pouli survey this morning in Shanghai and reported worldwide revealed that China will be a very hard nut to crack in terms of getting an anti-gay marriage across.

    Do any NOM supporters feel concerned about the substantial advertising costs for this campaign and its likelihood of success?

    How about ads in countries that don't share much with US in terms of religion, freedom of speech, attitudes towards religious freedom? Is that a good use of NOM funds to be linked so closely with these places (if the boycott gathers any steam in these places)? I don't think it will look too good if DumpStarbucks gets support from Saudi Arabia.

  5. Randy E King
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    @Mark Johnson,

    Traditional marriage, as it relates to American history, traditions, and court precedence, has always been in recognizing marriage as the joining of opposites; as in (1) man and (1) woman.

    These other types of marriages you claim existed have no factual basis in history. I guess it is understandable that you would make such a ridiculous assertion considering the fact that you obviously believe rubbing your reproductive organ against same gendered companions is a rational pursuit.

    Face it Mark; your entire argument in support of special rights for perverts is supported by nothing more than fake science, blatant lies, and falsehoods.

  6. Bryce K.
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Randy, "it's always been this way, so it should stay this way" is no legitimate argument. There has to be a reason *why*. Just to let you know, so you don't keep using that attempt of an argument.

  7. Randy E King
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink


    A rose by any other name...

    Things do not stop being what they are when you change the definitions of the names once used in reference to. Obviously; you are ashamed of what you do and you resent everything that shows your addiction in the proper light.

    I once asked a minister why people scream at me when I tell them the truth; the minister replied:

    "Boy; don't you know the Devil don't like the light? You shine the light on the Devil and the Devil is going to scream."

  8. Good News
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    There you go. Step 'out' of the media and political correctness box for just a
    What is accepting diversity and differences? In this case it is
    accepting that the man-man union is different than a man-woman union. That is accepting
    diversity! That is accepting differences! Playing word and mind games in an
    effort to force a false idea that different things are the same, is an act of
    violent intolerance.
    And the man-woman union in and of itself is responsible for all of humanity today. We could at least honor it with its own clear word to unambiguously name it (the word 'marriage' would be nice; but any would do). Not to want to clearly name the man-woman union is, indeed... hateful. (Though for the most part this no doubt comes from the strong unconscious human instinct, of simply following the crowd. The more conscious, malicious and responsible, are those who are pushing for these cultural changes for the economic windfall that will be born of them. Who is the arbitrator of morality in the culture today? It certainly isn't religion; it is for the most part the medical, scientific and economic world, in all their forms.)

    Anyway, if this Blog's posts shows one thing, it is that we all are drinking to much coffee, and should probably cut back a cup or two.

    If you want to understand more about the word 'marriage', and diversity, you can read my posts of
    March 16 2012, under the Blog - Video: Prof. Jennifer Roback Morse Speaks in New Hampshire on the Benefits of Marriage

  9. Posted April 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    The wrong equal right folk. There isn't anything unequal about marriage being being between ONE man and ONE woman. That is the norm, nothing else matters. You can make all the fancy speeches you want, it will change nothing. Man and woman begets child. Man and man or woman and woman begets nothing. Case close folk.

  10. 支持星巴克
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 11:31 am | Permalink


    Everyone has his right to choose his/her love!
    Its none of other your business!

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