Author Archives: NOM Staff

Married for 58 years, and the joy of it is still evident

A trending viral video from YouTube user Roy Thigpen gives a charming display of how married love is built to give lasting joy. Thigpen describes the video thus: To celebrate 56 years together, here’s a short video of my Mom,aged 82, playing “La Galopera”, a traditional Paraguayan polka, accompanied, as usual, by her dance partner, […]

Six Myths About Monogamy

Young people haven’t given up on marriage.  Monogamy is still of great value to marriage and society.  Monogamy and marriage endure constant attacks, which frequently lack substance or logic, from determined progressives, yet commitment and marriage still prevail. Amy Otto takes on the six most common myths about monogamy in a post at The Federalist, exploring the benefits of […]

Rick Santorum on Chase Bank Scandal

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum said Friday that he found Chase Bank’s invasive questions to employees about their sexual orientation and loyalty to the LGBT cause “shocking.” In an interview with The Daily Signal, Santorum said, “It seems like there’s an element of  intimidation in trying to shape people’s points of view, and maybe even have punishment for […]

Ideal Home for a Child is With His or Her Mother and Father

A photo of two men holding a newborn baby is making its rounds on the internet.  The baby boy was born to an unrelated surrogate mother during Toronto’s WorldPride week.  The photo has generated many reactions and garnered the support and praise of many who are supportive of redefining marriage. Everyone can agree that a defenseless, precious […]

Activist Judge Attempts to Redefine Marriage in Kentucky

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn declared Kentucky’s law protecting marriage “void and unenforceable” yesterday but stayed the imposition of same-sex “marriages” pending a decision from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Stunningly, a single judge has decided that his opinion can override the votes of 75 percent of Kentuckians, who approved a […]

Mirror of Justice: Brendan Eich was only the beginning . . .

From our friend Professor Robbie George: Anyone interested in understanding the most effective techniques for policing people’s thinking and enforcing approved beliefs might learn a thing or two from the experience of a friend of mine who works at one of the nation’s largest banks. Here is his recent message to me: I’ve worked at Chase for the past […]

Stop and Listen

Kathryn Jean Lopez, the editor-at-large of National Review, wrote a wonderful piece about the March for Marriage. At the March for Marriage, Archbishop Cordileone quoted Eusebius, the fourth-century historian chronicling pagan Rome, on the early Christians, who took care of the weak, sick, and forgotten, regardless of their faith.  Lopez wrote that this quote reminded her […]

The Media Blind Spot

There’s little doubt that the mainstream media is complicit in the effort to redefine marriage, one only has to sit through prime time television or subscribe to an internet news service to have same-sex marriage messages bombard your senses.  But when several thousand American’s descend upon our nation’s capital to defend and march for true […]

Marriage, Marketing, and Intimidation

Over at The Public Discourse, Doug Mainwaring has written a fantastic article about the tactics that marriage redefiners increasingly embrace, and how marriage supporters must fight back against substance-lacking intimidation and personal attacks. Advocates of same-sex marriage have aggressively used the media, political correctness, and manipulation to push their agenda on the American people, Mainwaring […]

Bishop Morlino: Marriage is First "Domino" of Civilization

Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, said he is “deeply saddened” by a federal judge’s recent judicial activism against Wisconsin’s marriage amendment.  Bishop Morlino promised to continue defending marriage and its vital role in society. Bishop Morlino said, in part (emphasis added): Marriage is, and can only ever be, a unique relationship solely between […]

Marriage Debate Far From Over

Kenneth D. Whitehead recently wrote in Crisis Magazine that the marriage debate is far from over.  A court-imposed redefinition of marriage will not settle the debate, he wrote, nor will government coercion of bakers, photographers, or florists who refuse to participate in same-sex “weddings.” Comparing the current marriage debate to the debate over abortion before […]

Human Rights Campaign: "Fear is a Healthy Motivator"

So the so-called Human Rights Campaign finally admits that they support scaring people into agreeing, or pretending to agree, with them when it comes to marriage.  The group also admits that they “judge” attorneys who work to defend marriage, despite previously decrying anything they saw as “judgmental.”  These not-so-shocking admissions come in a recent Reuters news article titled U.S. law firms flock […]

Why Academic Freedom Matters (Now More Than Ever)

On May 19, the Intercollegiate Review published a brilliant essay authored by Robert P. George, NOM’s founding Chairman. The essay is adapted from George’s new book, Conscience and Its Enemies: Exposing the Dogmas of Secular Liberalism.  It explores why academic freedom is necessary: Perhaps it is worth pausing to ask why we care—or should care—so much about intellectual […]

Marriage Debate Has High Stakes

The stakes have never been higher as advocates of redefining marriage continue to push for a radical reordering of the most basic foundation of society. A recent article out of Oklahoma describes many of the concerns that pro-family advocates have about the push to re-define marriage, particularly as it relates to religious liberty:  …for opponents the damage […]

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 […]