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Pope Francis: Marriage Shows "The Reciprocity of Differences"

In Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis presided over the marriage of 20 couples at Saint Peter’s Basilica. In his remarks during the celebration, the Holy Father spoke beautifully about the meaning of marriage and family. From The National Catholic Register [emphasis added]: Marriage, [the Pope said]… is about “man and woman walking together, wherein the husband helps […]

NOM Keeping Up Fight for the People of Oregon

Oregonians have been so far shamefully denied their fundamental rights and role as citizens in a self-determinative democracy by a system of judicial tyranny run amok, but NOM is continuing our fight there to get the people of Oregon their day in court and ensure that they values are represented in the matter of how […]

"A New Totalitarianism is Developing Under the Cloak of Freedom."

A fascinating interview was published yesterday in The Catholic World Report that you won’t want to miss. In it, German sociologist Gabriele Kuby talks about her new book, The Global Sexual Revolution: The Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom. Here’s a brief sample of what she has to say: When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 […]

National Organization for Marriage Says Louisiana Marriage Decision Proves That It Is Perfectly Legal For States to Define Marriage As The Union of One Man and One Woman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) “This is a great win for the cause of marriage, coming as it does on the heels of other pro-marriage court victories, that puts the lie to the claim that it is inevitable the US Supreme Court will redefine marriage. To the […]

Two Roads

Dear Marriage Supporter, A couple of court cases have attracted some interest this week, and they provide an interesting contrast highlighting why we are both concerned about the future of marriage in America, but also optimistic in the long run. Oregon The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied NOM’s motion this week to intervene to […]

National Organization for Marriage Statement on the 9th Circuit's Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) Washington, D.C. — The following statement may be attributed to Brian Brown, President, National Organization for Marriage (NOM): “We are of course disappointed with the Ninth Circuit’s decision today. The Ninth Circuit did not reach the appeal of the denial of motion […]

Couple With "Amazing Love" for One Another Die Four Hours Apart, Holding Hands

Here’s a bittersweet tale that should nonetheless brighten your Friday with its wonderful witness to Married Joy: A couple married for 62 years recently died four hours apart while lying next to each other.  The story of their lifelong love has quickly gone viral. KERO-TV reported that Don and Maxine Simpson traveled the world, adopted two […]

We DO Need Fathers

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, pop icon Katy Perry remarked about fatherhood, “I don’t need a dude.  It’s 2014!  We are living in the future; we don’t need anything.  I’m not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn’t present himself.” D.C. McAllister responded at The Federalist with a very […]

National Organization for Marriage Pleased that the US Supreme Court Granted a Stay of the Decision Striking Down Virginia’s Marriage Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) Washington, D.C. — The following statement may be attributed to Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage: “We are pleased that the US Supreme Court has put a halt to the decision in Virginia redefining marriage in violation of the […]

National Organization for Marriage Calls for Supreme Court Stay of Decision Striking Down Virginia's Marriage Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) Washington, D.C. — The following statement may be attributed to Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage: “We urge the Supreme Court to grant Prince William County Clerk Michèle McQuigg’s request for a stay of the decision in Bostic v. […]

NOM Praises Judge for Showing Deference to Voters and Upholding Tennessee Marriage Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) “This important decision has largely been ignored in the media because it undercuts the narrative that same-sex marriage is inevitable. But it isn’t.” — Brian Brown, NOM president — Washington, D.C. — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today praised a state […]

Bishop Rozanski: "Family" is "the Basis of Society"

Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, former auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, will be installed tomorrow as the ninth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield.  A Western Massachusetts news site posted a curiously-written article about the new bishop, a vocal marriage supporter. The article wasted no time in criticizing the sex abuse scandals […]

ICYMI: Slovakia Amends Constitution to Protect Marriage

The Slovakia National Council voted June 4 to define marriage as the unique bond between one man and one woman in its Constitution. The amendment states, “it will be impossible for the rights and duties associated with marriage to be conferred in any way other than a legally recognised union between a man and a woman.” One […]

National Organization for Marriage Urges Appellate High Court to Rule in Favor of Traditional Marriage; Calls on US Supreme Court to Grant Review of Utah Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) “It’s time that the votes of millions of Americans be respected and upheld.” — Brian Brown, NOM president — Washington, D.C. — The following statement may be attributed to Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM): “We urge […]

"The Objections Aren't Trivial"

Yesterday, Rod Dreher at The American Conservative highlighted a piece written by Damon Linker at The Week. Dreher described Linker as “a progressive on matters of gay marriage and contemporary sexual mores” and quotes from his column: [Religious traditionalists'] objections aren’t trivial. Western civilization upheld the old sexual standards for the better part of two millennia. We broke from them […]