Dear Marriage Supporter,
I mentioned last week — but I want to highlight it again because of its significance — that the Alabama state Supreme Court ruled 7-1 to put a stop to the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in their state.
In spite of the media's proclamation that Alabama was lost and the fight was over — the same old mantra, again — the state's highest court stood up and did the right thing.
And now, we must wake up the United States Supreme Court to ensure they follow the lead of Alabama and likewise do the right thing.
NOM will be issuing that wakeup call just days before the Supreme Court considers the marriage question by undertaking our third annual March for Marriage — a sign to the justices that the American people still believe in marriage and won't accept its redefinition and a call to states all across the country to follow the lead of Alabama and continue fighting for marriage!
Won't you please join us in this critical endeavor by making a generous contribution right away?
Remember, right now, any donation you give will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000 by a generous supporter. That means NOM will receive TWICE as much as you are able to donate.
As we have been saying for months, lower federal judges do NOT have the authority to order a state to redefine marriage. Those judges are bound by binding US Supreme Court precedent which in Baker v Nelson held that state laws defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman do not violate the US Constitution.
That is what makes the Alabama state Supreme Court's actions so significant. They are standing up for states' rights and pushing back against the incredible judicial overreach and activism resulting in legislating from the bench.
Every state in the union should be following their example.
With your help, NOM will be working to ensure they do. Won't you please make a generous donation today to support our efforts?
PS: The significance of the Alabama state Supreme Court's decision to halt the issuance of marriage licenses in their state cannot be overstated. Activist federal judges have been legislating from the bench and overturning the votes of millions of Americans. Moreover, they have been overstepping the bounds of their authority in their relentless quest to impose a radical redefinition of marriage on the American people. Please join NOM today in pushing back and encouraging other states to follow the example of the state of Alabama in resisting this anti-democratic imperialism from federal courts by making a generous donation in support of the 2015 March for Marriage.