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"This isn't how the Constitution works"

In The Daily Signal, Ryan Anderson looks at the latest “evolution” on the issue of same-sex ‘marriage’ undergone by President Obama, and explains why with recent waves of political ‘evolutions’ and activist judicial rulings, “we’re not only redefining marriage, we’re redefining our Constitution.” He writes: “Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in […]

PHOTOS: 'Standing for the American Family' Whistle Stop Tour of Iowa

NOM is proud to be on-site with FRC Action’s Faith Family Freedom Fund, The Family Leader, and everyday marriage champions in Iowa today! The “Standing for the American Family” whistle stop bus tour (Oct. 13-16) encourages value voters of Iowa to get out and make their voices heard.   Iowans: join us to hear from local and national […]

NOM in the News: Brian Brown Discusses Implications of Supreme Court Decision on C-SPAN

via C-SPAN: Brian Brown and Evan Wolfson talked about legal and political developments in the debate over same-sex marriage, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage, and a ruling overturning some bans in Western states. They also spoke about the politics and public […]

"Gender Neutral" Restrooms at Harvard Divinity School

Harvard Divinity School tweeted a photo this week of its new “gender-neutral” restroom signs, which promote a new third symbol alongside the traditional male and female gender icons. Bustle.com elaborates: Harvard Divinity College is only the latest in a growing number of universities to embrace gender-neutral bathrooms over the past several years. According to a recent article by the Huffington […]

When Marriage is Redefined, What Prevents People from "Marrying" Themselves?

After being single for six years, a London woman took matters into her own hands by “marrying” herself. Grace Gelder, a photographer, says she was inspired by the Björk song Isobel, and was “on a journey of personal development using meditation, dance and performance” to increase her “self-awareness,” focusing on a program about “sexuality and how this was […]

Nebraska School Insists: Stop Referring to Students by "Gendered Expressions" Such as "Boys and Girls"

A school in Lincoln, Nebraska is demanding that teachers no longer refer to students as “boys and girls”, but … purple penguins? Fox News reports on aLincoln Public Schools handout that included the following advice and explanation: “Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” reads a […]

Christian Bakers Face Increasing Fines for Standing by Beliefs on Marriage

You may remember the story of Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Christian bakery owners in Oregon who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple last year.  Not only have they been forced to close their successful family business, but they are now facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. The Kleins ascertain that the $150,000 fine […]

National Organization for Marriage Commends Governor Mike Huckabee For Calling Republicans To Account For Failing To Adequately Fight For Marriage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) “Governor Huckabee is exactly right and is speaking for millions of Americans who are sick of Republican elitists remaining silent and refusing to fight for the survival of marriage, the principal building block of society and the foundation of civilization.” — Brian […]

National Organization for Marriage Encouraged by Justice Kennedy’s Ruling to Block Same-Sex Marriage in Idaho and Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) Washington, D.C. — The following statement may be attributed to Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM): “We are pleased that Justice Kennedy has ordered a stay of the ruling in the Ninth Circuit. The idea that same-sex […]

National Organization for Marriage Condemns US Supreme Court for Not Reviewing Lower Court Rulings Imposing the Redefinition of Marriage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) “NOM will continue to devote all our energy and resources to stand for the truth of marriage, and to advocate the importance of preserving it.” — Brian Brown, NOM president — Washington, D.C. — The following statement may be attributed to Brian […]

For a Strong Future, Children Deserve Committed, Married Mothers and Fathers

The importance of marriage to society is an irrevocable truth: for a society to even survive, there must be children. For children to be born, there must be fathers and mothers. For fatherhood and motherhood to exist, there must be commitment and sacrifice that will designate the male and female as a new union that […]

Prominent Pro-Family Organizations Announce Campaign To Oppose Republican Candidates In Three Top Races Because Of Their Support For Same-sex 'Marriage' and Abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2014 Contacts: Sue Hopkins for CitizenLink: (719) 278-4400 Darin Miller / J.P. Duffy for Family Research Council: (202) 637-4615/4679 Elizabeth Ray / Matille Thebolt for National Organization for Marriage: (703) 683-5004 Washington, DC — Three of the nation’s top pro-family groups have announced an unprecedented campaign against three top Republican […]

WATCH LIVE: Values Voter Summit 2014

The Values Voter Summit is just days away! The annual Summit—which provides a forum to inform and mobilize citizens across America to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government that make our nation strong—will be held from Sept. 26-28 in Washington D.C. If you’re not able to attend, you can watch the […]

The Next Few Months Are Critical

Dear Marriage Supporter, As I wrote to you in a letter recently, the critical, upcoming November elections are just a couple of short months away. And NOM is gearing up to make an impact! But before getting into that, I want to reiterate the fantastic news I shared with you in my recent letter… A […]

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 […]