NOM's Peters in NRO: "GOP Won’t Deserve Millenials If It Abandons the Pro-Marriage Ones"


Our Communications Director Thomas Peters writes in response to the comments made by the IL GOP Chair Pat Brady about young voters and their views on marriage.

He argues that "An abandonment of traditional marriage by the GOP would leave 12 million Millennials without a party that reflects their views on marriage":

Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady thinks gay marriage is the secret to Republicans’ winning Millennial voters, but he’s wrong.

Brady lamented to a reporter this week that GOP support for traditional marriage is driving away young voters: “How are we ever going to get the vote of anyone under 40?” he asked.

As a 27-year-old ardent supporter of traditional marriage, my question to Pat Brady is, “How does the GOP deserve to get the vote of anyone under 40 if they don’t act decisively to strengthen marriage now?”

Here’s some hard data: Despite all of the Obama campaign’s advantages among young voters, Romney actually won under-30 white men by 13 points. He won under-30 white women by a point. He won 93 percent of under-30 white Republicans, while Obama only managed to get 91 percent of under-30 white Democrats. Romney also won under-30 white independents by two points.

Was Romney’s support for traditional marriage crippling for him among under-30 white voters? Clearly not. (NRO's The Corner)


  1. LonesomeRhoades
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    We must continue to fight for marriage. The homosexual militants will not give up their fight to pervert marriage. We must stand strong.

  2. Frederic
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I couldn't agree more with the wok that NOM is doing to preserve the true definition of marriage. But I adamantly disagree with the premise that without the Republican Party then there is no where for us to turn. The fact is that the Constitution Party is the only party that will unite social conservatives. They are 100% prolife and courageous defenders of true marriage. NOM and other conservative organizations better wise up and dump the Republicans in a very loud fashion. They should embrace the Constitution Party in an extra loud fashion. The Republican party has crawled into bed with the homosexual cartel, and it is unlikely that this party will ever be able to rally the oath keeping Veteran or the family values voter, or those that fear God. The CP is where we are all going. It's time to get on board. NOM is doing a terrible disservice by being a shill for the Republican Party.

  3. Frederic
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Obedient Christians, and Veterans that swore an oath to God, will never vote to advance the cause of the homosexual agenda, which is exactly what the current Republican leadership is doing. The Republicans removed the portion of the party platform that stated that homosexuality was incompatible with military service. So why is NOM still backing the Republicans when they would be better served by backing a party that actually agrees with them? Hmmmm???

  4. zack
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    How does the GOP deserve any ones vote if they don't stand for their principles?

  5. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    It's clear that young people (all people, really) respect a clear message. This is not what they're getting. The mixed messages they're getting only causes mistrust. The answer is not to abandon principles but to stand strong for them.

  6. Brad
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    This author is delusional. He/she quotes stats that Romney won WHITE voters under 30 by 1 or 2 points. Hah!!! Don't we get it?? We are not a totally white electorate. Minorities are the majority. And people are starting to Realize that allowing gays to marry in NO WAY affects my marriage. It does not weaken marriage in any way. If NOM is concerned about marriage, it should use its millions to support marriage in a positive way.

  7. Publius
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Degendering marriage legally replaces husband and wife with person 1 and person 2 and mother and father with parent 1 and parent 2. This affects the legal and cultural basis of every marriage and will ultimately work to the disadvantage of vulnerable women and children and to the advantage of the rich and well lawyered.

    To pretend this doesn't affect everyone's marriage is delusional.