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"SCOTUS is Not the Final Word on Marriage"

NOM President and co-founder Brian Brown discusses the future of marriage today in the Washington Examiner: This not the first time that the Court has relied on its own conception of liberty to justify a decision. One of the best examples of this phenomenon was the Dred Scott v. Sandford case in which a majority of […]

No Longer is it US: It’s Them vs. Us

Real Clear Politics features a sharp piece by William Murchison that appraises what the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage means for our country. With this latest turn of events, it is hard to find proof that the majority of our unelected judicial leaders fully understand what the terms “democracy,” “liberty,” and “marriage” truly mean: […]

Kentucky Clerks Object to Same-sex Marriage Ruling

A group of court clerks in Kentucky have halted issuing all marriage licenses, following the Supreme Court 5-4 ruling that is forcing all states to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In order to not be considered “discriminatory,” several clerks in Kentucky have simply stopped issuing any marriage licenses. As Casey County Clerk Casey Davis said, […]

Listen to KQED Radio’s Forum Featuring NOM’s President, Brian Brown!

From KQED.org: On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court made history by ruling that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage nationwide. Gay men and women “ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy in the majority opinion. “The Constitution grants them that right.” San Franciscans waving rainbow flags […]

We Fight On

Dear Marriage Supporter, I’ve now had the chance to read through the 103 page opinion of the US Supreme Court purporting to redefine marriage, and I am even more upset to read the articulated “rationale” for this terrible decision than I was when I was on the steps of the US Supreme Court this morning […]

How to Respond to SCOTUS Ruling on Marriage

This is judicial activism: nothing in the Constitution requires the redefinition of marriage, and the court imposed its judgment about a policy matter that should be decided by the American people and their elected representatives. The court got marriage and the Constitution wrong today just like they got abortion and the Constitution wrong 42 years […]

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Issues Statement Following US Supreme Court Decision on Marriage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2015 Contact: Paul Bothwell (202) 457-8060 x-105 [email protected] Washington, DC – The following statement may be attributed to Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM): Though expected, today’s decision is completely illegitimate. We reject it and so will the American people. It represents nothing but judicial […]

Our Very Way of Life is on the Line

By now you should be prepared for the worst. There is a strong possibility (many say high likelihood) that the Supreme Court will impose same-sex ‘marriage’ on the entire nation either tomorrow or Monday. While this would be an illegitimate and lawless ruling (because there is no constitutional authority for it), we must remember that […]

What is the Real Goal of “Marriage Equality”?

Even states that issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples continue to distinguish between marriage and same-sex “marriage” for many purposes. In an article on The Public Discourse, Adam MacLeod, an associate professor at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, asks the crucial question: What do proponents of “marriage equality” really want? Massachusetts and […]

Jim Garlow: Marriage Leaders and Capitulators

A courageous defender of marriage and longtime friend of NOM, Jim Garlow, senior pastor at Skyline Church in San Diego, California, offers his insightful analysis on the impending Supreme Court ruling, and challenges us to think about whether we, the people, will decide to do what is right, or what is easy: [M]y concern is […]

Marriage Poll: SCOTUS Should Not Declare a Constitutional Right to Same-sex Marriage

The definition of marriage is an issue that dissolves borders and unifies diverse groups, as has been evidenced this past year, notably at the March for Marriage. In a fiery post, HotAir examines a YouGov Poll, whose data reveals that the majority of “whites, blacks, [and] Latinos think SCOTUS should not declare a constitutional right […]

Big Surprise: Abstinence and Monogamy Are Best For Society

While the Federal Government has always admitted that monogamy and abstinence is a “reliable” way to prevent the transmission of STDs, they are now conceding that abstinence before marriage, paired with monogamy, is the most reliable way to prevent spreading STDs. Even though the Federal Government would never dare to state it, in advocating monogamy […]

The Decision on Marriage Should Not Be Rushed

“Expanding the definition of marriage away from the way cultures and civilization have always defined it can only lead to further confusion.” – Rev. Russell Moore As the world readies for the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, defenders of marriage are urging the justices to take into account all the known effects that redefining […]

The Marriage Pledge: A Litmus Test

The Washington Post joins a number of other major national media in covering NOM’s Presidential Marriage Pledge launched last week. As the article notes, every major Republican candidate in 2012 signed NOM’s presidential pledge, including nominee Mitt Romney. NOM expects the Presidential Marriage Pledge to play a significant role in ensuring that marriage is a top-tier […]

The Slippery Slope of Same-sex Marriage

In an article on National Review, Ed Whelan comments on the powerful piece written by Jonathan Last for the Weekly Standard: For those who haven’t been paying attention, Last shows that “the same-sex marriage movement is interested in a great deal more than just the freedom to form marital unions”: It is also interested, quite […]