NOM's Communications Director Thomas Peters gave this comment to the Associated Press about the news that the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will offer ceremonies to same-sex partners:
"...The conservative National Organization for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage, said the cathedral's change was "disappointing but not surprising," given the direction of the Episcopal Church.
"The message here is that conservative Episcopalians are being pushed out," said spokesman Thomas Peters.
In light of the cathedral's national prominence, Peters called the marriage announcement "an opportunity for people to wake up to what's happening."
"It reminds us that marriage is really an all or nothing deal," he said. "Does America want to retain its marriage tradition or fundamentally give it up?" (AP)