Author Archives: NOM Staff

Push for Racial Equality Different from Marriage Redefinition

Equating redefining marriage to civil rights is a popular tactic of the other side.  Jeff Shafer of Alliance Defending Freedom argues that the principles underlying the push for racial equality are very different from the principles behind the push to redefine marriage: May 17 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, in which the […]

ICYMI: Black Pastors Argue Redefining Marriage Not Comparable to Civil Rights Struggle

Last week, a coalition of black pastors said that it’s incorrect and offensive to compare redefining marriage to the civil rights movement.  The group held a press conference to announce an amicus brief being filed in favor of Michigan’s marriage amendment. The Thomas More Law Center filed the amicus on behalf of more than 100 black pastors from Detroit, Michigan, and […]

Valley Family Forum Sponsoring a Bus to the March for Marriage

The Valley Family Forum, directed by Dean Welty,  is hosting NOM’s President, Brian Brown, as the keynote speaker at the Forum’s 13th Annual “Salute to the Family” dinner on May 27th. The Forum has also announced that they will be chartering a bus from Harrisonburg, VA to come to the March for Marriage! You can find the […]

ICYMI: New Heritage Research Piece Explains Why the Analogy between Same-sex Marriage and Interracial Marriage is a False One

From Ryan Anderson, on The Foundry blog at Heritage: Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage? One refrain in debates over marriage policy is that laws designating marriage as exclusively the union of male and female are today’s equivalent of bans on interracial marriage. Some further argue that protecting the freedom […]

Pope: "The image of God is the married couple: the man and the woman."

From CNSNews: During his General Audience speech at St. Peter’s Square on Apr. 2, before a crowd estimated at 45,000, Pope Francis first cited Genesis, saying, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female he created them. … Therefore a man leaves his father and […]

"Notre Dame, you have a voice..."

A group of plucky students at Notre Dame made news this week with a petition to the University officials “to take up the defense of marriage at this pivotal moment in the national discussion surrounding this foundational institution.” The Cardinal Newman Society provides more details: The petition was created by members of the newly formed […]

Gay British Critics on Redefining Marriage: "A Disastrous Miscalculation"

The Christian Institute reports: Same-sex marriage”fundamentally changes” the definition of the institution and only a few homosexual “protesters” even wanted the change, two gay commentators have said. Art critic Brian Sewell and newspaper columnist Andrew Pierce made their comments as the first same-sex weddings in the UK took place on Saturday. The article continues: [Sewell] commented that […]

Michigan's Catholic Bishops: Judge's decision "strikes at the very essence of family, community and human nature"

The Catholic bishops of the seven archdioceses and dioceses of Michigan released a statement Friday responding to the decision by federal district court Judge Bernard Friedman finding Michigan’s Marriage Amendment unconstitutional – a decision they called “most regrettable.” The statement is posted on the site of the Michigan Catholic Conference, and reads in part: Today’s decision from […]

Cruz: Obama Administration "Most Hostile to Marriage" in Nation's History

From Politico [emphasis added]: The Texas Republican has been plugging his State Marriage Defense Act, a bill he introduced with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to require the federal government to respect state laws defining marriage between a man and a woman…. [Cruz said,] “This administration is the most hostile-to-traditional-marriage administration this country has ever seen.” Cruz cited […]

Indiana Legislature Affirms True Marriage in HJR 3 Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004) The following statement may be attributed to Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage: The National Organization for Marriage is pleased that the Indiana legislature passed for a second time proposed constitutional amendment language that would protect marriage as the […]

State Marriage Defense Act Introduced in Senate

Yesterday, Senators Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a new bill in the Senate, the State Marriage Defense Act (S 2024). The bill is substantively similar to another introduced in the House earlier this year by Cruz’s fellow Texan, Representative Randy Weber. According to a statement published on Senator Cruz’s website, the bill […]

Utah's Court Filing on Marriage "All About Kids"

In The Salt Lake Tribune, Brooke Adams does a fairly good job presenting the essential arguments in the State of Utah’s court filing in support of the marriage amendment which is under legal scrutiny by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The headline of the article is its weakest point, declaring “State makes it all about […]

"We've had multiple hearings on it!"

Before the Super Bowl yesterday, President Obama sat down to an interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News. The interview covered a wide range of topics, moving through each rather speedily, but at the end when O’Reilly honed in on the alleged political corruption at the IRS, the President’s response was remarkable [emphases added]: The […]

Planning to Watch the State of the Union Tonight? Watch with NOM!

If you’re planning on watching the State of the Union address tonight, you should know that we at NOM will be keeping a close eye on what the President has to say, and we’ll be on Twitter (@NOMupdate) to cover any mentions of the President’s radical agenda relating to marriage. If you’re like us, and […]

What Makes a Parent? A Kansas Court Case Reveals How Far We've Fallen from the Ideal Answer

A terribly sad and maddening story out of Kansas today reveals just how absurdly astray the fruits of the sexual revolution have taken us with respect to understanding the nature of marriage and family. The story involves a man named William Marotta, and reads like a script of a satire but is all too sadly real. […]