FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2015
Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004)
"Contrary to the repeated assertions of the left, including incredibly inappropriate comments from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the American people continue to believe that marriage is only the union of one man and one woman." — Brian Brown, NOM president —
Washington, D.C. — A new national survey of American voters shows that they continue to believe that marriage is only the union of one man and one woman and are strongly opposed to the US Supreme Court redefining marriage to accommodate the demands of gay and lesbian couples. The US Supreme Court is currently considering a case where it is being asked to find a constitutional right to gay 'marriage' in every state of the union regardless of the opinion of voters in those states.
"Contrary to the repeated assertions of the left, including incredibly inappropriate comments from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the American people continue to believe that marriage is only the union of one man and one woman," said Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). "Moreover, an overwhelming majority of voters — more than 60% — believe it would be wrong for the US Supreme Court to impose gay 'marriage' on the entire nation. We hope that the justices of the Supreme Court see this survey and come to realize that any attempt to redefine marriage will be rejected by the American people and will be considered to be illegitimate."
The firm of WPA Opinion Research released a nationwide survey of American voters yesterday containing important findings regarding the issue of marriage. Conducted for the Family Research Council during early February 2015, the survey found that 53% of voters believe that marriage is only the union of one man and one woman. It also found that 61% of voters are opposed to the idea of Supreme Court justices imposing a nationwide standard of gay marriage, and prefer for voters and states to define marriage themselves. In addition, the survey found that — by overwhelming margins (81%) — the American people believe that individuals and small businesses should be free to follow their beliefs about marriage as they live their daily lives at work and in the way they run their businesses. Increasingly, the left including Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson are filing lawsuits against individuals and small businesses to force them to support gay 'wedding' ceremonies even though they violate the deeply held religious beliefs of millions of Americans. Ferguson has sued Christian florist Barronelle Stuzman seeking to force her to participate in a gay 'wedding' against her beliefs, and has threatened to take her home, business, and all her personal assets as punishment for refusing to do so.
"What this survey shows is that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has not only engaged in unconscionably biased commentary about a case pending before her, but that she is dead wrong about the views of the American people," said Brown. "Contrary to Ginsburg's assertion that it won't take much for the American people to adjust to a ruling imposing gay 'marriage' on every state, this survey, consistent with other polling, shows that the American people will not accept such a ruling and, in fact, strongly oppose it. It also shows that overzealous gay activists like Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson are dead wrong and are strongly opposed by virtually all American voters. It is simply wrong of Ferguson to be seeking to force a good Christian woman like Barronelle Stutzman to participate in a gay 'wedding' ceremony that violates her deeply held religious beliefs."
To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray, [email protected], or Matille Thebolt, [email protected], at 703-683-5004.
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