Dear Marriage Supporter,
Some people are questioning why we are putting so many of our limited resources into our upcoming March for Marriage. The answers are many and varied, but all boil down to this: there's still time.
There's still time to make our case and preserve marriage in America.
The Supreme Court will likely take up the definition of marriage again next year as many of the cases throughout the country make their way through the legal system. And we must use this precious gift of time to let the justices on the Court — as well as the politicians, media elites and voting citizens — know that America still stands for marriage!
We've raised a good portion of the $100,000 we targeted before tomorrow, but we're still well short of our goal. Please click here right away to make an urgent, tax-deductible donation in support of the 2014 March for Marriage.
It's not too late to make the case for marriage, but now is the time to stand up. The American people have been the victims of a lie perpetrated by same-sex 'marriage' activists and the complicit mainstream media that this fight is over.
Polling correctly done (e.g. not framing the question as making same-sex relationships "illegal," which severely skews the results) shows that at worst, America is evenly divided on the issue. When polling is done of likely voters, the numbers in defense of marriage surpass those who prefer same-sex 'marriage.' And when looking at actual voting results rather than polls, the numbers trend even more to our side.
NOM's own exit polling after the 2012 elections showed that 60% of all voters who turned out to actually cast ballots — Democrat, Republican and Independent — supported the position that marriage should be the union of one man and one woman. And that number jumped to 80% of likely Republican and Republican-leaning Independent voters in a recent poll done by the Family Research Council and American Values.
And consider this: last week's Supreme Court decision regarding the Michigan Affirmative-Action case gives even more reason for optimism.
In authoring the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy strongly supported the initiative process and the sovereign right of voters to directly enact social policy the media and the elite consider to be "controversial."
In fact, several prominent reporters and commentators have noted that Kennedy's opinion in the affirmative action case could show the way to how the Court might rule when it takes up the definition of marriage. One went so far as to say that a reader could simply substitute the phase "traditional marriage" for "affirmative action" and you'd have a strong defense of the right of states and their voters to define marriage solely as the union of one man and one woman. Combined with the Court's unanimous decision to take the highly unusual step of issuing a stay in the Utah marriage case, and the rationale of the Windsor case last year, Justice Kennedy's language strongly suggests that the Supreme Court still believes the marriage debate is an open question that the states should decide for themselves.
Does that sound like the issue is already decided to you?
Won't you please stand with us by financially supporting the 2014 March for Marriage through a generous, tax-deductible donation today, and help us reach our $100,000 goal before the end of the day tomorrow?
Thank you, as always, for standing in defense of marriage.
Brian S. Brown