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Victory: Pro-Marriage GOP Grassroots Oust Chairman Brady

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2013

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


"This is yet another powerful example that the GOP grassroots is firmly pro-marriage" — Brian Brown, NOM president —

National Organization for Marriage

Washington, D.C. — Reacting to news today that Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has resigned after immense pressure was put against him in the wake of his abandonment of the GOP platform on marriage, Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, said: "This is yet another powerful example that the GOP grassroots is firmly pro-marriage."

Pat Brady told CNN today "… obviously I had lost the support of the state Central Committee because of my position on gay marriage." Brown continued: "Brady fell into the lie that Republicans do not care about marriage and won't take vigorous action against those in their party who abandon marriage. Brady has quickly learned his lesson. Other Republicans who are tempted to abandon the party platform on marriage should take note or they will also risk their political careers."

Brown concluded: "The pro-marriage GOP grassroots in Illinois and around the country ought to be commended for this victory. Their persistence and commitment to conservative principles — including the critical institution of marriage — is what led to this victory. May this inspire other GOP activists across the country to continue fighting to protect marriage and preserve winning conservative principles."

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26 Comments

  1. Randy E King
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Que marriage corruption supporter rha rha's copyrite protected "So what!" response in 3....2....1....:

  2. Randy E King
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    Correction: "...copyright..."

  3. Ash
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Great news :)

  4. Andrew
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    I have a serious question. Is NOM conceding that same-sex marriage in "Blue" states is inevitable? It seems that with each new state that achieves marriage equality, NOM explains that "that was just another deep Blue/liberal state."

    And if you are conceding defeat in Blue states, what is your path to victory for a Federal Marriage Amendment? That is a serious question. Because if you don't get Blue states on board, I don't understand how the math works.

  5. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Excellent.

  6. zack
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Andrew, the argument being made is that redefining Marriage seems to be only possible in democratic states, and the "victories" are always narrow.

    As great an idea as it sounds, the Federal Marriage amendment isn't going to happen, no party will gain enough votes in congress to influence the amendment process. The only way we could come close is by invoking article five by getting 34 states to call a convention and even then, there aren't enough Republicans nor populist Democrats in the carious legislatures to do that.

    Then again, i could be wrong. The air is ripe for Americans to finally take this country back. 2014 and 2016 may have some suprises.

  7. zack
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Typo:various*

  8. Posted May 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    "May this inspire other GOP activists across the country to continue fighting to protect marriage and preserve winning conservative principles."

    Indeed!

  9. Randy E King
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    When SCOTUS affirms that the arguments in favor of marriage corruption are baseless the only argument left for the imposition of this crime against humanity will be "because I said so!"

  10. Andrew
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    @zack, thanks for the reply. I appreciate that you are realistic about how things are likely to proceed.

  11. Posted May 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    I'm personally very glad this happened, because I campaigned for Brady when I was living in Chicago. I was furious when I heard he had come out against traditional marriage, and am glad he has learned he can't betray the people who supported him.

  12. zack
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Make no mistake Andrew, i believe Marriage is the union of one man and one woman. I don't believe that redefining Marriage will sweep.accross the country.

    Like i said, 2014 and 2016 may very well be the turning points to save the soul of this country.

  13. Richard
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Before you cheer at the ouster of Pat Brady, read the Chicago Tribune article in yesterday's paper. This may very well not be the "victory" you truly hope for.

  14. Bobby
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Zack - Marriage equality will have no impact on your belief in marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

  15. Lorene
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic news! With the pro-gay marriageadvocates so vocal and so vicious against anyone that disagrees with them, this is the best news ever.

  16. Ken
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Zack: So far, only 1.9 million gays live in a state where marriage is legal.

    2014 and 2016 won't be turning points because taking candy from a baby is harder than withholding the candy in the first place. Taking the candy away causes a public spectacle that arouses sympathy for the baby. That is why NOM has such a sense of urgency.

  17. Ken
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    The opponents of gay marriage are talking more and more about genitals, diseases, and sex acts squirm-worthy detail. How did you get there from Mayberry? I think that grosses most people out. Then they invoke morality. They want to be clean-as-a-whistle heroes to save save us from the gays, but because of the potty talk, they come across as stern we're-coming-to-get-you policemen. They make gays look positively cuddly.

    Whoops! Somehow they got their message upside down.

    Meanwhile the proponents of gay marriage are communicating an image of fathers sticking up for their sons, domesticity, love, children, and picket fences. From your viewpoint, that's a false image, but it is what people see.

    Unless your side rethinks its strategy and image...

  18. Ken
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    The opponents of gay marriage are talking more and more about genitals, diseases, and sex acts squirm-worthy detail. How did you get there from Mayberry? I think that grosses most people out.

    Meanwhile the proponents of gay marriage are communicating an image of family solidarity, domesticity, love, children, and picket fences. From your viewpoint, that's a false image, but it is what people see.

    Your side needs to check your make up!

  19. Richard
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Ken, I could not agree more with you. My suspicion is that the potty talk is allowed because, when you are only down to hardcore gay haters, even their donations count for something. The NOM leadership cannot possibly really believe that the filth that is posted so often on this site helps their larger cause. Notice that even Maggie steers clear of this site now.

  20. P Edward Murray
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    When it comes right down to it gays comprise 5% or less of the population. That means that 95% of us are not gay or even a little more.

    You really think you are going to get everything you want when you don't even comprise a good portion of the population?

    Fat chance.

    You will never stop us.

    We have been fed to the Lions before and survived...

  21. P Edward Murray
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    What happens when the BSA denies what you want?

  22. Richard
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    PEM, "you will never stop us"... Stop you from what? What do 5% of the population stop 95% of the population from achieving? Please explain...and the BSA, really? Is this issue going to possibly derail the larger movement to equality. Really?

  23. P Edward Murray
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Equality for the Elitists Richard but not for everyone else is that it?

    Yes that is it Richard...

  24. P Edward Murray
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Richard,

    I know that I have said this to you before...

    Better for you to focus on your work...

    You can be replaced very easily...

  25. Richard
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    PEM, and what is that "equality for the Elitists" to which you refer. Please give us the particulars of that equality. "You can be replaced very easily". From what can I be replaced PEM? How am I to be replaced PEM?

  26. Posted May 9, 2013 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    Ups! Being nice to some can mean being contrary to others.

    Brady thought he was a-b-o-v-e his Party's platform. Oh, the temptation to think for everybody else.

    Maybe he can join the "Brady Bunch". It opens opportunities for the young politicians who see what's really happening.

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