Author Archives: NOM Staff

The ENDA Rational Argument

Proponents of the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which is approaching a vote in the Senate are quick to dismiss arguments that the bill may be a Trojan horse for the same-sex marriage agenda. (This is a tactic with which those of us in the marriage debate are very familiar. When an argument for traditional marriage […]

Crisis Magazine - The Persecution of Christians

In the aptly named Crisis Magazine, Stephen Beale has begun to chronicle the persecution of Christians as they take public stands through their businesses against the redefinition of marriage.  NOM has chronicled many of these for you, but the article is a timely reminder of the growing threat to our free exercise of religion as […]

The "Non-Scandal" Keeps Getting More Scandalous

You may remember that the mainstream media and liberal politicians began saying several weeks ago that early reports of the IRS targeting organizations and individuals based on political ideology had turned out to be a “non-scandal” – but yesterday’s developments as much as anything show that this very real scandal simply cannot be so easily […]

PA Family Institute's McGinley: Defend Marriage, For the Kids' Sake

Brandon McGinley, Field Director for the Pennsylvania Family Institute, writes in the Pennsylvania Patriot-News: Single parenthood is on the rise. Fatherlessness, in particular, abounds. Out-of-wedlock childbearing occurs at levels that previous generations of reformers, such as Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, would find incomprehensible. Divorce rates have declined from a recent peak, but are still at […]

Blaze TV Video: Prof. Robert George Discusses SCOTUS and Marriage

Princeton Professor Robert George was on the Glenn Beck Program last week talking about the Supreme Court’s decisions on marriage:

Peters: PA AG's Refusal to Defend Law is Result of Bad Prop 8 Ruling

Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post: Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane announced Thursday afternoon she will not defend the state in a federal lawsuit filed this week challenging the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, calling the prohibition “wholly unconstitutional.” …Thomas Peters, spokesman for the National Organization for Marriage, said Kane’s refusal to defend the ban represented […]

Peters to WaPo: "Very Telling [That] Gay Marriage Advocates Are Using the Courts So Heavily"

NOM’s Thomas Peters was interviewed by the Washington Post about gay advocates turning to the courts to push their agenda — while we continue to fight for allowing the people to decide: “We think it’s very telling gay marriage advocates are using the courts so heavily,” said Thomas Peters, communications director for the National Organization […]

Forbes: No Evidence that Gay Marriage is Good for Business

Jerry Bowyer for Forbes: Sometimes you just know that you are being subjected to a hard sell. Someone pushes a product at you and they just start rattling off alleged benefits, hoping that one will hit the right button and trigger your impulse to buy. You’ll look younger…cures baldness…lose weight…save money…girls love it….just buy it, […]

Anderson: What Three Dissents Signal for Marriage's Future

Good weekend reading from Ryan Anderson: “Not only was the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act baseless and just plain wrong, you won’t learn much from reading Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion. Except that he thinks only bigotry can explain support for marriage as it was until the year 2000—a male-female union. […]

Tuininga: Marriage, the Court, and the Erosion of Liberal Democracy

Today on Public Discourse, Matthew Tuininga argues that same-sex marriage advocates are undermining the future of democratic self-government through the courts: There is a lot of good analysis on the Supreme Court’s decisions last Wednesday to throw out California’s Proposition 8 case (Perry v. Hollingsworth) and to overthrow key parts of the federal Defense of Marriage […]

Video: Kenyan Deputy President Strongly Rebuffs Obama on Gay Marriage

LifeSiteNews: A second African president has rebuffed President Barack Obama’s promotion of homosexuality in foreign relations during his $100 million tour of the continent. Obama said he respects “people’s personal views and their religious faith, et cetera,” but “when it comes to how the state treats people, how the law treats people,” he believes the […]

Holloway: Abraham Lincoln, the Supreme Court, and the Defense of Marriage Act

Today on Public Discourse, Carson Holloway argues that it’s only because our politicians have failed to follow Lincoln’s example for so long that judicial activism of the sort we saw last week is possible: Just as Lincoln rejected the Supreme Court’s reasoning in the Dred Scott decision, so too conservative leaders need to reject the […]

Video: Love Never Fails

Monsignor Charles Pope writes for the Catholic Archdiocese of DC blog: “This past week six couples in my parish joined about 850 other couples in the Archdiocese of Washington at the Basilica here for the Jubilarian Mass. Couples celebrating 25, 40, 45, 50 and 60 or more years of marriage gather each year to receive […]

Justice Scalia's Blistering Dissent in Defense of the People and Civility

Key parts of Justice Scalia’s dissent to the majority opinion on the Defense of Marriage Act (written by Justice Kennedy) are worth reading and pondering: “…to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to […]

Peters in NRO: More Than Marriage Is at Stake Now

Our Communications Director Thomas Peters writes in NRO about what else is at stake besides marriage in this debate: After today’s rulings by the Supreme Court, every American has a larger stake in the outcome of the marriage debate. No one can afford to stay out of this issue because these decisions today constitute a […]