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National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

It's already February. January just flew by, and marriage battles all across the country are heating up!

Already in Illinois, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Minnesota and Hawaii, activists and lobbyists are trying to force through legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. And at the federal level, we have two enormous Supreme Court cases looming.

So please, if you haven't already done so, stand with NOM today, renewing your support for and commitment to marriage by making a donation of $25, $50, $100 or even $500 right away!

With limited resources to start the year, NOM has already been extremely active. Consider:

  • We defeated a lame-duck session bill in Illinois that would have legalized same-sex marriage and are gearing up for a fight over a bill being put forth again in the coming weeks during the new legislative session;

  • Similarly, we defeated a proposed new law in Wyoming that would have legalized same-sex marriage and another that would have pushed through domestic partnerships in a way that has been used in other states as an excuse for the courts to impose same-sex marriage from the bench;

  • And all of this while organizing and gearing up for our March for Marriage on the day the Supreme Court hears oral arguments and deliberates the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and voter-initiated laws to protect marriage!

All of our efforts right now are all taking place at a critical time leading up to the Supreme Court's consideration of two landmark cases that could shape the future of marriage in dramatic ways . . . for better or for worse!

Marriage Supporter, you can make a difference! You and I can work together to save marriage and prevent a second Roe v. Wade moment for our great nation.

Please click here right away to make a generous donation of $25, $50, $100 or even $500 to help NOM turn 2013 into the year that marriage was saved!

You are already a champion for marriage — someone who has stood side-by-side with NOM in the past. I know I can count on you to do so again in this critical time.

Contributions or gifts to the National Organization for Marriage, a 501(c)(4) organization, are not tax-deductible. The National Organization for Marriage does not accept contributions from business corporations, labor unions, foreign nationals, or federal contractors; however, it may accept contributions from federally registered political action committees. Donations may be used for political purposes such as supporting or opposing candidates. No funds will be earmarked or reserved for any political purpose.

This message has been authorized and paid for by the National Organization for Marriage, 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, Brian Brown, President. This message has not been authorized or approved by any candidate.

18 Comments

  1. flanoggin
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    reeks of desperation

  2. Daniel Birkholz
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Please please please, give us money! How pathetic!

  3. Will Fisher
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Just out curiosity, did anyone notice that all six Muslim MP's voted to legalize SSM in UK?

  4. Posted February 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Tried to get a donation across, website problems.

    Hope my experience is singular.......

  5. flanoggin
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    ....and now Illinois...yay!

  6. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    You should see the mailers I get from the HRC. Interesting reading to say the least. Now that's desperation.

    NOM should be receiving my check in the mail any day now.

  7. zack
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    I'll donate what I can when I can, NOM has my full support.

    This millennial-born in 1991-stands for Traditional Marriage.

  8. flanoggin
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Yawn....

  9. M. jones
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Just sent in my check, Brian saved the definition of marriage in Wyoming.. he can do it again.

  10. Bobby
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    Barb - I am glad to learn you are on HRC's mailing list and that you find what they send you to be of interest. I find it very interesting as well. Zack - I thought you believed in civil unions. NOM vehemently opposes these.

  11. John
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Stupid trolls. No one cares what you think.

  12. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Keep your friends close and your opponents closer. :)

  13. zack
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    @bobby

    So because i support civil unions i should stop supporting NOM? that's like saying I should stay home on Election Day because a moderate Republican got nominated.

    No matter the disaggreements i may share with the National Organization for Marriage, i will support their cause because who else will stand for the American Values System?

  14. Posted February 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    The problem with civil unions remains a serious one.

    Rather than a good-faith, if mush-minded, effort to secure "civil rights" for homosexual couples, civil unions are in fact a cynical, calculated assault on marriage.

    Given the grant of "civil unions", the legal sharpies knew, it were as simple as pie to file a lawsuit the very next morning, claiming that "civil unions" violate the 14th Amendment.

    Zack, glad to have you aboard, but civil unions were, and are, nothing more or less than the Trojan Horse left outside the gates.

  15. flanoggin
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    @Barb---I lvoe it! :-)

  16. Bobby
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Zack - Equality is an American value. God bless this great land of ours.

  17. Chairm
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Prior to this legislation, the UK had civil union -- enacted a very short while ago.

    Today marriage will change in the law of the UK. It will no longer be based on the marriage idea. Instead it will be superseded by the SSM idea.

    Either the union of husband and wife will be treated as distinctly sexual -- regarding presumption of paternity and so forth -- or all unions of husband and wife will be treated as if they lacked either husbands or wives.

    The former means disparate treatment of marriage and SSM -- something that was already the case, justly, in terms of civil union in the UK. So this latest legislation was without merit.

    The latter means pushing, through government coercion, for making marriage mean less and less and less. That, too, is unmerited but, if pursued, will harm society by harming obscuring the marriage idea itself.

    Although SSM advocates work slavishly to avoid being held morally accountable for their attacks on marriage, history will hold them morally accountable for the harm they will have precipitated on this and future generations. However, as with the Communist nutballs of the past in the Soviet Union and elsewhere, that accounting will be forestalled until the walls come tumbling down and people are free again to take account and to hold people responsible. By the time that SSM is uprooted and marriage restored, in the UK, the damage will have been done and the hard work of restrengthening what stood before SSM will begin.

  18. Chairm
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    The asserted supremacy of gay identity politics is not an "American value", Bobby so why do you support the imposition of SSM?