Dear Marriage Supporter,
With the 2016 presidential election in full swing, now is the time to renew your membership in NOM. The support of grassroots members like you is critical to allow us to be an effective advocate for restoring marriage to our nation's laws and to protecting the right of Americans to act in their daily work in support of the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
Right now NOM is busy working in Washington to urge Congress to move forward with the First Amendment Defense Act, critical legislation that will protect supporters of marriage against unjust discrimination by government simply for continuing to support marriage as God created it. We also are urging states to adopt their own protections.
Without legislation like this in place, supporters of marriage are subject to being declared to "discriminate" if they don't want to be personally involved in celebrating a same-sex union. Bakers, florists, inn keepers, photographers and countless others have been fined and threatened with financial ruin simply because they didn't want to be involved in a gay 'wedding.'
Legislation like FADA at the state and federal level would protect people from this kind of discrimination.
As you know, NOM is an important player in the 2016 presidential election as we urge Americans to elect a pro-marriage champion, Ted Cruz, and reject the faux conservative, Donald Trump. The next president will very likely have the opportunity to appoint several new Supreme Court justices. With the right appointments, we could have the opportunity to reverse the illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling that redefined marriage.
A pro-marriage president can also reverse the unjust attempt by President Obama to advance the gay agenda at every turn, including using the US treasury as a club against other nations who hold to a traditional view of human sexuality. Obama is the world's largest exporter of bigotry as he attempts to marginalize nations that support traditional marriage.
NOM also is at the forefront of fighting for religious liberty and fighting against "gender ideology." Just this week we helped secure a key victory in Indiana where the legislature rejected a so-called "sexual orientation/gender identity" bill that would have given gays and lesbians special legal rights to target people of faith who reject their agenda, and would have given gender-confused men the ability to force their way into intimate facilities reserved for girls and women, like locker rooms and showers.
Please allow us to continue to be effective in fighting for marriage and religious liberty and preventing the further advance of the LGBT agenda by renewing your membership in NOM today with a minimum contribution of $35. If you can give more than that, we would be very grateful.
Thank You Rick Santorum And Mike Huckabee
Speaking of being grateful, NOM wishes to express our gratitude to both Sen. Rick Santorum and Gov. Mike Huckabee for their leadership in the cause of marriage and religious liberty. Both Senator Santorum and Governor Huckabee have been consistent, principled advocates for marriage for decades. I consider them both to be friends and I have been fortunate to have appeared with each of them many times over the years at events promoting marriage.
Both men announced this week that they are suspending their campaign for president. While they won't be on the campaign trail any longer as advocates for marriage, we know that they will continue to speak out about marriage, religious liberty and the importance of family. Both men are great public servants and we all owe them a deep debt of gratitude.
PS — By renewing your membership in NOM for a minimum contribution of $35 (more if you can afford it), you will help ensure that we have the resources to fight aggressively for the truth of marriage as one man and one woman. Thank you.