National Organization for Marriage: Obama's New Statements in Support of Same-Sex Marriage are a Reminder About the Clear Choice America Faces in November


Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Jen Campbell (703-683-5004)

"Every time a state has voted on marriage over the past four years the citizens have ignored the President and voted their pro-marriage beliefs … and this November will be no different."—Brian Brown, President of NOM—

National Organization for Marriage

Washington, D.C.—Reacting to the news that President Obama has endorsed Referendum 74 in Washington State, Question 1 in Maine and Question 6 in Maryland, all of which would redefine marriage if approved, Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) said:

"President Obama has opposed every effort to protect marriage since he came into office, and yet every time a state has voted on marriage over the past four years citizens have ignored the President and voted their pro-marriage beliefs, including most recently in North Carolina, where a plurality of Democrats ignored the President's opposition and contributed to the 61% of voters who supported the Marriage Protection Amendment earlier this year."

"Time and time again we have seen that people's personal conviction that marriage is the union of husband and wife is too strong to be swayed by what the President says on this issue," Brown continued.

"President Obama's choice to support efforts to redefine marriage will prove to be a motivation for pro-marriage voters in these states and across the country to mobilize in the final days before the election to support marriage and support candidates at the local and national level who share their pro-marriage view. Voters in thirty-two states have voted to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman, often by a wide margin, especially in swing states considered critical to the election of the next President. Mitt Romney has been a stalwart advocate of marriage and has signed NOM's five-point Marriage Pledge. The contrast between the two Presidential candidates on the issue of marriage could not be clearer," Brown added.

"The momentum is clearly behind our efforts to protect marriage in the four states voting on November 6th . Pro-marriage activists have always won the closing argument and this November will be no different, despite President Obama's choice to inject himself into the important decisions these four states are about to make," concluded Brown.

President Obama has previously stated his opposition to the Minnesota Protection Amendment.


To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Jen Campbell (x145), , or Elizabeth Ray (x130), , at 703-683-5004.

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  1. OvercameSSA
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    If you support Obama, get ready for gay "marriage" and your children being taught in school that they have the choice of marrying a boy or a girl. And you will have no right to take them out of any class that teaches that.

  2. Duncan
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Um, it's marriage. No quotes.

    And if I had children, they'd be learning the Truth with that message!

    Glory Be!

  3. Daughter of Eve
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Duncan, if you had children, you'd be heterosexual. ;)
    Biology is its own truth.

  4. ed
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    DofE, Can we please get together for a drink and conversation? I'll even pay. Seriously. Call me, 337-492-8650, and, to show I am totally serious, my address is 1205 Alfred street, in Scott, La, 70583. I look forward to hearing from you.
    PS, this invite goes out to any NOM supporter, Bryan and Maggie included.
    Thank you, Ed

  5. Daughter of Eve
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Ed, I sincerely appreciate your very gracious gesture of good will. However, I'm afraid that neither logistics nor the demands of a growing family will allow for it. We'll have to confine the dialogue to the NOM site. All my best,


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