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Answers to Your Honest Questions about Indiana's RFRA Legislation

Have questions about the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act? The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson and Sarah Torre have answers. Won’t the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act allow business owners to refuse service to LGBT people? No, and no one is interested in refusing to serve gays and lesbians simply because of their sexual orientation. […]

Must Watch: Brian Brown's Lively Debate on Indiana Religious Liberty Restoration Act

News Channel 8 featured NOM’s own Brian Brown today, debating Rev. Graylan Hagler of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, on the hot topic of Indiana’s religious freedom bill. You won’t want to miss this one:

National Organization for Marriage Defends Indiana Legislature and Governor Mike Pence Against 'Hysteria on Hoosierland' Over Religious Liberty Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2015 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) “Contrary to the claims of opponents of this legislation, it is people of faith who are being discriminated against by powerful groups intent on forcing them to support controversial issues such as same-sex ‘marriage,’ or risk losing their livelihood and personal assets.” […]

Why the Indiana Law that Protects Religious Liberty is Good Policy

In an article from The Daily Signal, The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson and Sarah Torre explain why Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is not controversial, does not promote nor permit discrimination, and above all, why it is good policy to protect citizens from unnecessary and unreasonable government coercion: These protections for religious freedom, like the […]

Video: Indiana Law: Bad for Business or Just Misunderstood?

Watch as Ryan Anderson from the Heritage Foundation explains to Out Leadership’s Todd Sears and reporters at CNBC that it is not the “controversial” Indiana Law that is pro-discrimination, but it is in fact the law’s opponents who are pro-discrimination.

Catholic Bishops Encourage Faithful to March for Marriage

Thanks to Marriage: Unique for a Reason for promoting the 2015 March for Marriage! Bishop Malone and Archbishop Cordileone have once again invited and encouraged the Bishops and the faithful to take part in the March for Marriage on April 25, 2015, three days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of states’ […]

Why Apple's CEO is Wrong About Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

In a Washington Post op-ed, Apple CEO Tim Cook calls ‘religious freedom’ laws “dangerous” and pro-discrimination: A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in Arkansas, […]

Orthodox Christians to Gather at March for Marriage

A message from The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America: Book your flight and plan your trip for April 25, 2015, on the National Mall in Washington D.C., for the March for Marriage. This year’s March will include an Orthodox Gathering, sponsored by the group Crown Them With Glory. (More details to follow soon.) […]

Marriage Defenders Gather in Texas

On Monday afternoon, a crowd of 250 gathered at the Texas Capitol to defend marriage as the union between one man and one woman. The rally was headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, a prominent champion for marriage. During his speech, Moore encouraged other lawmakers to stand up to defend the biblical definition of […]

Victory for Religious Freedom in Indiana!

Here’s some great news out of Indiana! The Indiana House has passed a bill with a 63-31 vote to protect the religious liberty of business owners in the state. SB 101, known as the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” will be heading back to the Senate, where a similar version has already passed. If the House’s version is found in […]

Please Help This Catholic School Teacher

Dear Marriage Supporter, I’ve told you about Patti Jannuzzi… she was suspended from her job teaching theology at a Catholic school because she posted comments (in response to Dan Savage’s attacks on Dr. Ben Carson) saying the “gay agenda” is trying to “re-engineer Western civ.” She was immediately attacked by celebrities like Susan Sarandon… and […]

Ted Cruz Takes Steps to Protect Religious Liberty in D.C.

This week, Sen. Ted Cruz introduced two joint resolutions to overturn recently enacted D.C. Council legislation that undermines religious liberty. via Sen. Ted Cruz’s website: “The D.C. Council is attempting to force religious institutions to provide services, make employment decisions, or participate in activities that directly violate their faith,” said Sen. Cruz. “No government entity […]

The Alabama Supreme Court Battle

The US Supreme Court has set a precedent upholding the right of states to define marriage as the union of husband and wife. All federal and state judges—including those in Alabama—are bound by that precedent. In a recent post for the Public Discourse, NOM Chairman Dr. John Eastman outlines the underlying questions and facts that […]

Designers Dolce & Gabbana: "The Only Family is the Traditional One"

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have spoken out strongly against same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, and the use of surrogacy to procreate. The pair, business partners since 1985 who were once romantically linked, spoke out this past weekend about their support for the traditional family – children raised by a mother and father – while also expressing their belief about the […]

Mark Your Calendars for the 2015 March for Marriage!

“This triangle of truisms, of father, mother and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.” – G.K. Chesterton 2015 March for Marriage When: Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Noon ET Where: Union Square, South of Capitol Reflecting Pool, Washington, DC   Who: Marriage defenders, champions, and leaders from across […]