This is what I love about the marriage fight: The fights are fierce, and the victories are incredibly sweet. (Speaking of which, don’t miss the Rush Limbaugh video below.)
I write to you in media res.
We do not know yet how the fight for marriage deep in blue territory will turn out.
There are some groups who prefer to fight only those battles they know they will win.
You know that's not me. You know that's not NOM.
We take the fight where it needs to go--throw everything we can at it--and, praise God, we've won many sweet victories together for marriage.
And we know these victories would not be possible without you. With so much happening in the defense of marriage, not to mention life in general, we are testing a new format to make it easier and faster for you to get the marriage news you want. As always, your feedback on this new format is encouraged and appreciated!
They said gay marriage was a done deal in both Maryland and Rhode Island. But if the mainstream media were on our side--or even fairly reporting what's happened--you would know that extraordinary strides have been made in public response for marriage in Maryland and Rhode Island. Read about what’s been happening in both these deep blue states.
Today we released the results of a new poll that shows Marylanders support marriage as the union of one man and one woman by a large margin--54 percent to 37 percent. And 78 percent of Marylanders say the voters, not the politicians, should decide this issue. Keep reading for the full poll results.
Marriage Amendments Move Forward in Wyoming and Indiana
Meanwhile, marriage amendments continue to make steady progress in Wyoming and Indiana.
And there's good news out of the California Supreme Court: It has agreed to take up the question of whether ballot initiative proponents have standing under California law to speak for the initiative.
As I told the press, "This decision is welcome news for all supporters of traditional marriage, including the more than 7 million California voters who supported Proposition 8 and voted to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman. . . ." Keep reading to understand why this decision is so important.
Rush Limbaugh on the Social Issues "Truce"
One final bit of news: If you get the chance, go and take a look at what Rush Limbaugh had to say this week about the idea of a “truce” on social issues.
Words have meaning. A truce declared by only one side is not a truce; it's unilateral surrender.
We do not know yet who will win this great fight in the short term. Keep the pressure on!
Thank you for all your calls and your letters, for the hundreds of you who showed up to the hearings, and for every single one of you who have sacrificed to make the work we do here at NOM possible.
We do know Who wins this battle in the end.
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage
P.S. The intense fights in multiple states in such a short time period are draining our coffers. Please, if you can, dig down and give generously to NOM this week! $5 or $50, each precious gift will be used to swell the chorus of Americans of every race, creed, and color speaking up for God's truth about marriage.