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National Organization for Marriage

2012 was an important year for marriage.

And while we were disappointed by some of the recent election outcomes, it's important to remember the many victories this past year brought in the fight to protect marriage.

NOM was integral to each of these victories—often initiating and leading them, and other times as the single largest donor in support of the winning cause.

Marriage is winning . . .

. . . with a marriage amendment passed in North Carolina and another on its way in Indiana;

. . . with outspoken support from each of the leading GOP Presidential candidates, and with a strong statement in the Republican Party platform;

. . . with five state Senators in New York who lost their jobs after betraying their constituents by legalizing gay marriage, despite massive financial support from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the gay marriage lobby;

. . . with corporations put on notice by the massive support behind NOM's Dump Starbucks campaign and the outpouring of encouragement on August 1st, Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day;

. . . with new, powerful, and compelling research by scholars like Mark Regnerus at the University of Texas, whose ground-breaking "New Family Structures Study" showed the major differences between young adults raised by same-sex parents and those raised by a married mom and dad;

. . . and with the United States Supreme Court deciding to hear appeals of cases on both the Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.

We have a great opportunity to continue winning historic victories for marriage in the new year, and we want you to be a part of it!

Please click here now to make a year-end contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500 or more to NOM and help us blaze a trail to new victories in 2013.

Marriage faces some enormous battles in the next year and NOM is getting ready to fight them . . . and WIN!

Please re-commit to the fight and stand with us in defense of marriage.

P. S. Gay marriage is NOT inevitable. The greatest danger the defenders of true marriage face is complacency and despair. We can WIN for marriage! We've done it before, time and again! The year ahead is critically important, and we need your help today to give marriage the defense it needs—the defense it deserves. Please watch our Top 10 Marriage Victories of 2012 video now, and prayerfully consider making a year-end contribution to help NOM bring about even more great wins in 2013!

17 Comments

  1. Stefan
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Desperation

  2. Stefan
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    And a pretty lame top ten list to boot. Can't wait for the 2013 results.

  3. OldKingBlog
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Earth to Stefan: The ONLY thing lame here is you. Move on to Moveon, post haste!

  4. Mikhail
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    Should have included Australia where it was voted down 98-42. Australia is a very conservative and religious country but it was still inspiring to see that not all western countries were following the lead of Denmark and Holland!

    Happy new year everyone see you in 2013 where the battle for marriage continues in France, England, New Zealand, Illinois, Indiana, Uruguay and even Taiwan!

  5. Will Fisher
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Is it true that Newt Gingrich just conceded the marriage battle? I've heard but can't confirm. Anyone know for sure?

  6. Stephen
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Will F, yes he did. It's at the Huff post. Another sign of the times. Happy 2013, everyone.

  7. Quinn
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Desperation? really.. 31 states to 10 states & the SCOTUS ruling in favor of real marriage come next June.

  8. Zack
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    @Stephen

    "It's at the Huff post. Another sign of the times"

    The Huffington Post is hardly a reliable source. Though I do find it amusing that leftwingers reword parroted material and claim it as their own original thought.

    Anyways that's besides the point. Newt Gingrich conceded the failure of the Conservative movement to convey its message. It makes no sense why someone would vote Democrat because of one or two issues and keep voting that way, but agree with the GOP on a whole myriad of others. There are whole constituencies within the DNC that are very conservative, but have allowed themselves to be convinced their victims.

  9. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I like Newt, but he does have a few foibles. One of these is his belief that he can predict the future. He was convinced he'd be the presidential nominee, for example.

    He needs to throw his support behind the new generation of conservatives. The rumors of marriage's death have been greatly exaggerated.

  10. John B.
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    With "victories" like these, who needs defeats?

  11. Son of Adam
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Why is the left suddenly giving Newt so much credibility after his divorcing three wives and having numerous affairs? Weren't these things the reason why his views on the natural family were belittled by the media? But now that he is in favor of SS"M", he is suddenly the Nostradamus of the 21st century with infinite wisdom and insight.

    Newt is known for telling outrageous lies and will do anything to advance his career. This news should come as no surprise considering how much money is in supporting SS"M" these days.

    Why would anyone care what the serial adulterer has to say anyway?

  12. Son of Adam
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    And don't forget the federal judge's finding upholding Nevada's definition of marriage as being only one man and one woman, and called on the United States Supreme Court to grant certiorari in the California case that invalidated Proposition 8. That makes six federal courts that have rejected equal-protection arguments for redefining marriage: the District of Nevada, District of Hawaii, Middle District of Florida, Western District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court in a summary decision issued in 1972 known as Baker vs. Nelson.

  13. John B.
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    "Credibility"? We're not giving him credibility, we're amused by his political opportunism now that he sees which way the wind is blowing, just as we were always amused that he ever had any credibility on your side given his history of serial marriages (and serial infidelity). Honestly, we don't want him. He's no more credible now than he was then, but we expect to see plenty more rats like him abandoning your sinking ship.

  14. zack
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    typo: they're*

  15. Son of Adam
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    Rats is right, John B. And you can have them. They're the kind of folks who favor SS"M" anyway. - those who have little or no respect for fidelity or monogamy whatsoever. It is no coincidence that the same people who have been attacking natural marriage for decades come out in favor of marriage redefinition. It is all part of the process to weakening and destroying the institution.

    And Newt is hardly operating on political opportunism since he is not running for political office. He has nothing to lose by selling out like those Republican Senators in NYS.

    And I wouldn't call winning 31 referendums and 31 constitutional amendments protecting REAL marriage in this country to be a sinking ship. Neither does six federal courts upholding natural marriage, including the SCOTUS itself with Baker vs. Nelson. And don't forget North Carolina that voted to protect marriage by over 61%!

    While true we've experienced setbacks we are still ahead and poised for more victories in the future.

  16. OvercameSSA
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Homosexuals demanding the right to be "married" is like a guy demanding that his health insurance provide him a breast pump because a pregnant friend of his received one.

  17. Randy E King
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    It appears quite obvious that marriage corruption supporters must mischaracterize everything people say just to lend an appearance of acceptability to their depravity.

    Newt reportedly noted that "momentum appears to be on the side of SSM." He did not say he agrees with it, he did not say the momentum is on its side, he did not say he changed his position on this topic,

    Mischaracterizing statements made so as to lend a greater appearance of acquiescence then that which actually exists is a tactic of the desperate.

    marriage corruption has no basis in the laws of nature; they are completely dependent upon mischaracterizations of intent and the bastardization of language just to lend an appearance of acceptability to their depravity.