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Take Action Now!

Dear Marriage Supporter, In Arkansas, two courageous state legislators, Rep. Ballinger and Sen. Hester, have introduced HB1228, the Conscience Protection Act, in the Arkansas state assembly. HB1228 is almost identical to religious freedom legislation passed in 20 states. Alabamans even went so far as to write the language into their state constitution in 1998. Additionally, […]

Blessings

Dear Marriage Supporter, The past few days have been a whirlwind — but as always, full of blessings. One specific blessing was the receipt of a $25,000 anonymous gift in support of the 2015 March for Marriage! Because of the matching gift campaign currently underway, a generous donor is matching every gift given to NOM […]

What We're Fighting For

Dear Marriage Supporter, “I never imagined that using my God-given talents and abilities, and doing what I love to do for over three decades, would become illegal.” Those are the words of Baronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, in her February 20, 2015 letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson. You see, […]

It's Personal

Dear Marriage Supporter, In April 2013, we reported to you that Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson was bringing a lawsuit against Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington. Her “crime” was declining to arrange flowers for a same-sex ‘wedding’ ceremony because participation in such an event would be out of keeping with […]

Biased Judges

Dear Marriage Supporter, The recent comments and actions of Justice Ginsburg serve to illustrate just how important the forthcoming third annual March for Marriage is to the preservation of marriage in the law. A justice who performs same-sex ‘weddings’ and comments openly about how America is supposedly ready to accept same-sex ‘marriage’ when a case […]

"Astounding Indiscretion"

Dear Marriage Supporter, “Astounding indiscretion.” That’s how Ed Whelan, writing for NRO’s Bench Memos, described United States Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s recent remarks in an interview with Bloomberg. In the interview, Ginsburg opined that it “would not take a large adjustment” for the American people to get used to the idea of same-sex marriage. Of […]

Far To Go And Not Much Time

Dear Marriage Supporter, Over the course of the last 4 days, our generous supporters have helped raise over $10,000 online in support of our matching gift challenge for the 2015 March for Marriage. To everyone who has given this week: you have my sincerest thanks! But there are still many, many people who have not […]

It's Important to Remember

Dear Marriage Supporter, On July 28, 1868, Secretary of State William Seward issued a proclamation that, with the requisite number of states having ratified it, the 14th Amendment was adopted into the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment, in Section 1, established what is known as “equal protection” — that all citizens of the United States are […]

March on Washington

Dear Marriage Supporter, In 1963, something happened that changed the civil rights movement. For the first time, six major organizations working on civil rights issues came together to support what they called the “March on Washington” to demand the passage of pivotal civil rights legislation. Many were opposed to it, including some prominent civil rights […]

Thank Chief Justice Moore!

Dear Marriage Supporter, Alabama is under attack. As I’m sure you’ve heard, a single federal judge recently ruled that the Alabama amendment — passed by 80% of the voters — defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman somehow violates the Constitution of the United States. What’s even more unbelievable is that […]

Accelerated Timeframe

Dear Marriage Supporter, With the Supreme Court’s announcement a few weeks ago that they will be hearing a case this term that could decide the legal definition of marriage in America, we are now on the clock. We have just a few short months to make our case for marriage before the Court weighs in. […]

Have You Taken This Action to Defend Marriage?

Dear Marriage Supporter, It’s hard to believe it’s already February. What happened to January? Time is moving quickly… and so much is happening in the fight to defend marriage. I’ve recently sent you multiple action alerts to let you know how you can help stand up to the radicals trying to redefine marriage; and I’ll […]

The Name It Deserves

Dear Marriage Supporter, It has often been said that “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” The truth of this comes home to us in a powerful way nowadays as, around the country, we see (every day, it seems) more and more frequent attacks on the freedoms guaranteed under the first amendment: the freedoms of […]

Congress Must Send a Message

Dear Marriage Supporter, The D.C. City Council is at it again. This time, they’ve passed two egregiously intrusive and offensive pieces of legislation which, if they were to take effect, would severely curtail the first amendment rights of individuals and organizations within the district who believe in marriage as the union of one man and […]

What Is Membership?

Dear Marriage Supporter, As the first month of 2015 rapidly comes to a close, I’m asking you to please consider clicking here to renew your membership in the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) with a generous donation of $35, $50, $100, $500 or even $1,000 or more. In just 3 short months, the United States […]