Dear Marriage Supporter,
What's next for society if marriage is redefined? Time Magazine recently suggested an answer to that question in an article published last week entitled, "The Transgender Tipping Point."
In it, the author argues that the fight for marriage is over... that the Supreme Court has already decided everything... and that the next great "civil rights" movement "poised to challenge long-held cultural norms and beliefs" is the transgender movement, which is "emerging from the margins to fight for an equal place in society."
First of all, it's incredibly lazy journalism at best and partisan ideology at worst to say that the fight is over "almost one year after the Supreme Court ruled that Americans were free to marry the person they loved, no matter their sex..."
The Supreme Court never ‘ruled that Americans were free to marry the person they loved, no matter their sex...' In fact, when asked to do so by celebrity-lawyers Ted Olsen and David Bois, the Justices refused.
What they did rule in Windsor v United States is that marriage has always been the purview of the states to regulate, and the US government must respect a states' definition of marriage.
Windsor came out of New York state which had acted to redefine marriage. But if a state like New York is able to redefine marriage, under the same rationale articulated in the Windsor case surely the vast majority of states who recognize only marriage as the union of one man and one woman are also able to do so and expect their judgment to be respected by the US government.
Sadly, federal judges across the country have been misinterpreting the Windsor ruling from last summer, twisting it to throw out state marriage laws and constitutional amendments. Soon, these many cases are going to wind up before the Supreme Court — and likely decided within the next 12 months.
That's why we're organizing the March for Marriage on June 19.
We must make a powerful statement RIGHT NOW to the Court, politicians and the cultural elites that the American people stand for marriage as the union of one man and one woman because children deserve both a mom and a dad!
Won't you please join with us by making a generous and fully tax-deductible donation of $35, $50, $100, $500 or even $1,000 or more if God has given you the means to help us bring many more thousands of marriage supporters to Washington DC on June 19th?
We are in the midst of two major campaigns in support of the March — the first is our promotional efforts in the final days leading up to June 19th... getting the word out to as many people as possible that there is still hope and a chance to win back marriage... that the Supreme Court and powerbrokers in our society can be made to sit up and take notice... if they are hit with a powerful enough message!
The second is our efforts to help fill and fund buses from around the country to bring marriage defenders to Washington DC for the March. We have over 100 buses coming down from New York and New Jersey organized by March speaker State Senator, Rev. Ruben Diaz and he needs our help.
This is crunch time and we need your help today to make the 2014 March for Marriage a tremendous success!
Brian S. Brown
PS: Marriage is a public good and the 2014 March for Marriage is the most public defense of marriage in America. Please join us in helping promote the March in any way you can, but in particular by making a financial investment to help us make the March an enormous success!