Author Archives: NOM Staff

Did This Councilman Really Just Tell Millions of New Yorkers They're Unwelcome There? Yes. Yes He Did.

We’ve shared with you before this insightful article by Ryan Anderson at Heritage about the recent resignation of Brendan Eich from Mozilla. In it, Ryan remarked: The debate over the meaning and purpose of marriage will continue. We should conduct it in a civil manner. Bullies may win for a while, but theirs is a […]

Alabama Legislators Call for U.S. Constitution to Be Amended to Define and Protect Marriage

The Montgomery Advertiser reported recently that a resolution sponsored by Alabama State Representative Richard Laird passed the Alabama House, calling for an Article V convention to amend the Constitution of the United States: The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Richard Laird, I-Roanoke, quotes a 2006 amendment to the state constitution that bans same-sex unions, and calls marriage “a sacred […]

"The post-totalitarian system demands conformity, uniformity, and discipline"

In a brilliant piece by Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist, she draws upon the thinking of Czech leader Vaclav Havel (who once observed that “the post-totalitarian system demands conformity, uniformity, and discipline”) to comment upon the recent dust-up at Mozilla over Brendan Eich’s views on marriage. Hemingway’s piece is entitled “The Rise of the Same-sex Marriage Dissidents,” […]

Dr. Ben Carson at CPAC: "I will continue to defy the P.C. police"

At CPAC this past weekend, Dr. Ben Carson gave a rousing speech to those in attendance in which he defiantly declared his support for marriage despite the “P.C. police” who he says try to silence that point of view.  Here’s a snippet of what he had to say [emphasis added]: As you know, I am […]

PSA for NOM Facebook Followers: Don't Feed the Trolls!

At NOM’s Facebook page, we have a great community of committed fans and followers. They are dependable for liking and sharing posts, and for engaging in civil and thoughtful conversation. Unfortunately, however, we do have our fair share of trolls. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of internet trolling, this is a fun take you […]

NOM Disappointed in Veto of Religious Freedom Restoration Act

NOM and Other Social Conservative Groups Disappointed in Governor Brewer’s Veto of Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Yesterday, Governor Brewer of Arizona vetoed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” a bill similar to one stalled in the Kansas legislature.  The rejection of these pieces of legislation by conservative politicians is very disappointing. If there’s one thing […]

"A climate of intolerance and intimidation"

Almost from the start of the debate over redefining marriage, experts on both sides have warned of the coming conflict over religious liberty. What were once hypothetical conflicts have now become very real, as people of faith—those who believe that God designed marriage as the union of one man and one woman—have repeatedly been the […]

National Organization for Marriage Endorses Mark Harris for US Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) “Mark Harris has proven himself to be a champion for marriage, life and religious liberty. He not only talks the talk, he walks the walk.” — Brian Brown, NOM president — Washington, D.C. — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today endorsed Mark […]

Governor Pence expresses support for restoring the original version of HJR3

From the IndyStar: Gov. Mike Pence prefers the original version of the same-sex marriage ban, the one that included a second sentence prohibiting civil unions, his office said Friday. The House removed the civil union ban this week before sending the controversial measure to the Senate for consideration. If the proposal is approved as altered, it […]

State's Rights and the Defense of Marriage

The battle to defend marriage, and the faith communities that sustain it, is increasingly coming down to one’s view of the Constitution and particularly what the Founding Fathers intended as the balance between state’s rights and the powers of the federal government.  Activist judges and an overreaching Obama administration continue to attempt to curtail the […]

Celebrate National Marriage Week - February 7 - 14

Once again, National Marriage Week (February 7-14) is fast approaching! Chuck Stetson’s “Let’s Strengthen Marriage” in the past few years has initiated a national campaign to encourage many diverse groups to launch individual and simultaneous efforts, as well as some collaborative, in order to raise the issue of marriage and its defense to the national […]

Did Freedom To Marry Mean to Say This?

In any case, we think they said what they mean. We’re talking about a tweet from the truth-bending same-sex ‘marriage’ activist group touting a new (bogus*) poll that claims new majorities favoring redefining marriage. [*They only released the result of a single question, so we have no idea what information came before or after that might […]

California's Catholic Bishops on the Connections between Being Pro-life and Pro-Marriage

On Saturday, tens of thousands turned out for the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, a public demonstration organized around the anniversary of the fateful 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, and a West Coast complement to the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. Two Catholic leaders in California took the […]

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Pledges to Continue Defending Marriage and Urges Civility and Respect

In his State of the State address on Wednesday evening, Governor Herbert mentioned the ongoing legal context over Utah’s marriage amendment (Amendment 3), while also condemning how Utah’s state sovereignty is being “hindered by federal overreach.” Our second challenge is asserting our rightful role as a sovereign state. James Madison, the father of our Constitution, […]

A Quick Guessing Game

Professional athletes are looked up to by many young people in America as heroes and role models. Sadly, sometimes they do not live up to the responsibility that comes with their fame to be good examples and upright, admirable citizens. So when an athletic star does exemplify the kinds of values we want our children […]