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Dear Marriage Supporter: I wish I didn't have to write you about this, but I don’t know who else to turn to for help. NOM is in the midst of a critically-important Matching Fund Drive that began on Monday. We need to raise $100,000 to avoid making drastic budget cuts, and we're way behind. Can you help with an immediate financial contribution? Whatever amount you can give will be doubled thanks to a matching gift from a generous donor.

Brian, I'll help with $15, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $25, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $50, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $100, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $250, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $500, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $1,000 or more, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

I have to be honest with you, right now we're running very low on funds and are counting on the success of this Matching Fund Drive to give us a boost so that we can continue with all the critical programs we have underway.

Senator Charles Grassley, chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee, said yesterday that he expects there will be another vacancy on the Supreme Court as soon as this summer. Other sources have said the same thing in recent weeks. That means that we need to be ready at a moment's notice to spring into action to urge the appointment of a strong constitutionalist to the Court, someone who will have the courage to vote to reverse the illegitimate, anti-constitutional Obergefell ruling that redefined marriage.

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That's just one example of what's at risk if we don't have the funds to aggressively fight for our issues. We won't be able to do everything possible to press President Trump to make the right appointment, or to influence the confirmation process of the nominee. We won't have the resources to fight all-out for legislation to protect the religious liberty rights of people of faith. We will have to cut back on our public education and grassroots mobilization efforts. And we'll have to take a pass on participating in critical court cases on key issues including gender and religious liberty.

Even if you've already donated recently, I hope you will consider making an ongoing commitment to NOM by becoming a monthly donor. Your monthly gift will not only be matched immediately, it will matched each and every month for an entire year! That is an incredible blessing to us, and will make a huge difference in our financial condition.

Whether you can afford to give us a one-time gift, or can step up with a monthly commitment, please act today. We only have a few days left until this matching gift opportunity ends at midnight on May 1st. We really need your help. Thanks.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Please don't let us fall behind. Every dollar you contribute now will be matched, doubling in effectiveness. Please make your contribution today.

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12 Days


Dear Marriage Supporter — I'm very concerned about the pace we're on in our critically important Matching Fund Drive that began on Monday. Frankly, we're way behind where we need to be. Unless we can raise $100,000 by midnight on May 1st, I will have no choice but to significantly cut back urgently-needed programs in support of marriage, religious freedom and the truth of gender. That gives us only 12 days to avoid disaster.

I'm asking you to act today to make an immediate donation to NOM, which will be matched by a generous donor, dollar for dollar, up to a total match of $100,000!

I'll donate $15 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $30

I'll donate $25 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $50

I'll donate $50 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $100

I'll donate $75 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $150

I'll donate $100 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $200

I'll donate $250 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $500

I'll donate $500 or more today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $1,000 or more

We are now 20% through this critical Matching Fund Drive, but we've only raised less than 10% of our goal. We cannot afford to fall behind, so please join with me and make your most generous financial contribution today.

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Our team is hard at work on important legal briefs and plans, developing educational materials to activate the grassroots, produce informative and engaging videos to inform and motivate the public, and working to influence Congress and key state legislative chambers to act on our issues.

But all of these things depend on us hitting our $100,000 Matching Fund Drive goal by midnight on May 1st.

Please take a moment to act today with your most generous contribution, which will be matched dollar for dollar. We urgently need your help at this critical time. Thank you.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Please don't let us fall behind. Every dollar you contribute now will be matched, doubling in effectiveness. Please make your contribution today.

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NOM Launches Urgent Matching Fund Drive


Dear Marriage Supporter — I'm writing because I'm really concerned about NOM's finances. Our receipts are significantly below expectations so far this year, and our expenses are above what were planned. Unless we can raise $100,000 in funds during the next two weeks, we're going to have to drastically cut our budget.

Will you help us make up the shortfall we are facing by making an urgent financial contribution today?

To encourage you to act right now, I reached out to one of our best supporters to ask for help, and got a commitment that every contribution made to NOM between now and midnight on April 30th will be matched, dollar for dollar up to a total match of $100,000!

This is a tremendous opportunity – please act immediately to help us close this shortfall.

I'll donate $15 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $30

I'll donate $25 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $50

I'll donate $50 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $100

I'll donate $75 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $150

I'll donate $100 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $200

I'll donate $250 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $500

I'll donate $500 or more today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $1,000 or more

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As you know, NOM has had some tremendous successes and is engaged in a number of critically important projects. Perhaps our biggest accomplishment was to help Justice Neil Gorsuch win confirmation to the US Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch will hear his first case this week as a Supreme Court Justice, and it is a blockbuster case (Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley) involving state discrimination against churches. He could very well cast the deciding vote.

Another major victory came when we helped persuade the Trump Administration to reverse the illegal, dangerous transgender bathroom rules they had imposed on children in the nation's public schools. We also have filed legal briefs with the US Supreme Court in a case involving that very issue.

We also have been active challenging President Trump to fulfill his repeated campaign promises to people of faith by executing a pending executive order in support of religious liberty. Our video urging him to act has been viewed nearly 10,000 times on You Tube and Facebook.

I hope you followed coverage of our highly successful #FreeSpeechBus tour that recently concluded with a visit to Washington, DC. The bus tour generated a great deal of press coverage that underscored just how extreme our opponents are in attempting to force their gender ideology on society, and the extent to which they will go to squash out anyone who tells the truth that gender is based on biology, not feelings. Our incredible team endured intense protests, vandalism and even violent physical confrontations.

All of these activities, while absolutely necessary and incredibly effective, have exceeded our budget and contributed to the shortfall we are facing. At the same time, our fundraising receipts are down, likely as some people mistakenly think that Donald Trump will take care of things for us and we won't need to be as active as we've been in the past.

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I can tell you that we're in a time of great challenge. We have tremendous opportunities to influence the Trump Administration – and have already won some great victories – but we also need to work tirelessly to hold their feet to the fire.

The next two weeks are critical for NOM. Unless we can raise the $100,000 in funds we are seeking, I will have no choice but to drastically cut back on programs that we're implementing to fight to restore marriage, protect religious liberty, fight for the truth of gender and work to engage and educate our supporters so that we have an even more effective grassroots army that can be deployed in these critical battles.

Please act today with your most generous contribution, which will be matched dollar for dollar. We urgently need your help at this critical time.

Thank you.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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We Wish You A Blessed Easter


As we approach the Easter holiday, it's a good time to pause and take stock in the year thus far. It's been a busy first few months for all of us at NOM, one filled with many great victories and important accomplishments, and a few disappointments as well.

The election of Donald Trump has turned our political system upside down, as the policies of the left that were so aggressively pursued by Barack Obama are now being unwound. We are working to encourage the Trump administration to pursue pro-family, commonsense policies, and we've been pleased with many of the President's actions including his reversal of Obama's illegal transgender bathroom edict that was forced on children in the nation's public schools.

But we also are committed to holding President Trump accountable, and did so when he erroneously said that the redefinition of marriage was "settled law." We know, and you do as well, that the illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court redefining marriage is far from settled, and we will never rest until that injustice is corrected.

We also are continuing to press President Trump to fulfill his repeated campaign promises to protect the religious liberty of people of faith. He should issue an executive order to do so, and a video we produced urges him to do just that.

The past couple of weeks brought us two major developments. First, our #FreeSpeechBus tour was a tremendous success in highlighting the truth of gender, that it is based on biology not emotions, and showcasing the ugly intolerance of those who falsely assert that gender can be changed to suit desires and feelings. Our team worked very hard to highlight these issues, and had to contend with violent protestors, property damage, physical confrontations and even assaults. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated team who have the courage to speak truth to power.

The second big development, of course, was the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. A proven pro-family conservative, Justice Gorsuch will admirably fill the shoes of the late Antonin Scalia, and continue his intellectual and principled defense of the constitution and a judicial philosophy of originalism and textualism. With Justice Gorsuch on the Court, we are likely just one vote away from restoring marriage to our nation's laws. Whenever the next opening on the Court occurs, NOM will be there fighting for a conservative justice just as we did in fighting to secure the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch.

We have accomplished a great deal together this year, but there is a great deal more that we must address. Next week we will be announcing a critically important fundraising push to help ensure that we can recoup the resources we've expended during this frenetic first few months of the year, and secure the funds we need to be effective going forward.

In the meantime, we hope you have an opportunity to take a break and spend time with your family this week in prayer and reflection. The resurrection of Christ is the most consequential event in all of human history. It's what gives us hope, what gives us strength. We have read the book, and we know how this all ends. We're on the right side of history when it comes to fighting for our issues, and we're on the right side of eternity as well.

We wish you and your family a blessed Easter.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Neil Gorsuch Sworn in as Associate Justice of US Supreme Court


Marriage Supporter — In both a private swearing in at the US Supreme Court building, and in a public Rose Garden ceremony at the White House, Neil M. Gorsuch became the 113th Justice of the United States Supreme Court this morning. He swore his oath on a family bible with his wife, Louise, and his two children at his side.

In the private swearing in conducted by Chief Justice John Roberts, Gorsuch was accompanied by Maureen Scalia, widow of the late Justice Antonin Scalia whom Justice Gorsuch replaces, along with Eugene Scalia, one of the late justice's children. The public ceremony was officiated by Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Gorsuch once served as a law clerk, and attended by President Donald J. Trump.

It is an amazing day to see this giant of the law and proven pro-family conservative confirmed to our nation's highest Court. You should be proud of the role that you and thousands of NOM members played in helping secure Justice Gorsuch's confirmation.

NOM did everything we could, and expended substantial funds, to promote the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch, and it's incredibly rewarding to savor this victory. But we cannot rest on this accomplishment and must ready ourselves for battles that are already taking shape.

But first, we need to replenish our resources so that we are once again in a strong position. That's why I am asking you make a generous financial contribution today so that we have the funds needed to be successful in meeting new challenges and taking advantage of new opportunities.

I'll donate $15 today to ensure NOM is ready for what's next

I'll donate $25 today to ensure NOM is ready for what's next

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I'll donate $75 today to ensure NOM is ready for what's next

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It was just a few months ago that the media was telling us we'd never experience what we are experiencing today. That's because Hilary Clinton was supposed to have been elected, according to all the media pundits, and we were in store for years of more uber-liberal judicial appointments.

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Instead, Justice Gorsuch is the first of what could be several conservative appointments to the US Supreme Court from President Trump. The next nomination could come in just a matter of months. Justice Gorsuch was one of several judges on a list of conservative jurists from which President Trump has pledged all his picks will come. If that holds true — and we believe it will — it is possible that in short order we could have a majority of judges on the Court who would reverse the illegitimate Obergefell ruling redefining marriage.

We need to be ready to fight for a conservative justice to be nominated when the next Supreme Court vacancy arises. That's why it is imperative that we raise the funds needed today to replenish our coffers after the Gorsuch confirmation, and to have the resources in hand to fight for all our issues, whether they play out in Congress, in state legislatures, in the courts or in the court of public opinion.

Please act today with your most generous gift possible. Whether you can give $5 or $500 or more, please show your support at this critical time. Every gift matters, and is much appreciated.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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BREAKING: We did it! Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to US Supreme Court


Marriage Supporter — I've got some great news -- Neil Gorsuch has just been confirmed by the Senate as the newest member of the US Supreme Court!

We did it! Thanks to you and so many NOM members and conservative activists across the country, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was able to muster the votes to change Senate rules to allow the Gorsuch confirmation to move forward, and Justice Gorsuch won a bipartisan majority. He now will join the Supreme Court as a worthy successor to the late, great Antonin Scalia.

This development is a huge boost for NOM and for the prospects of restoring true marriage to our nation's laws by reversing the illegitimate, anti-constitutional Obergefell ruling of 2015 redefining marriage. Justice Gorsuch shares Justice Scalia's judicial philosophy and we are confident he will rule to overturn the illegitimate marriage decision.

That means we are likely only one vote short of reinstating marriage in our nation, with rumors flying that another Court vacancy could occur soon with the retirement of one of the justices who voted to redefine marriage!

I am so grateful to the nearly 10,000 NOM members who grabbed an oar and actively worked with us to support Justice Gorsuch's confirmation. Please join me in praying for him, and for all the judges on the Supreme Court, that they be given wisdom and discernment to rule on cases based on the law and the constitution as it exists, not based on their own personal opinion of what the law and constitution should be.

This great victory shows what we can accomplish together. I look forward to many more victories this year, and in years to come!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS – Our push for the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch made a real difference, but has depleted our funds. Please make a financial contribution today to help us replenish our coffers. Thank you.

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Tell Your Senators To "Go Nuclear" To Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch


Marriage Supporter — Judge Neil Gorsuch is one of the most qualified, accomplished judges ever to be nominated to the US Supreme Court. The legal community, including the American Bar Association, has resoundingly praised his intellect, temperament and judicial record. Despite this, Democrats have pledged to mount a partisan filibuster to deny him confirmation, the first time in the history of the nation that the filibuster has been used in a partisan manner to derail a Supreme Court nomination. That is why it is time for the US Senate to change the rules, invoking the so-called "nuclear option" so that Supreme Court nominees are confirmed on a straight up or down vote, just as judicial nominees to lower federal courts are confirmed.

Please act today to urge your US Senators to vote to change the rules so that Judge Gorsuch is confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Judge Neil Gorsuch is an extraordinary nominee to our highest Court, an intellectual giant and a proven pro-family conservative. It is imperative that he be confirmed to our highest Court.

We are very pleased with the outstanding leadership that Senator Mitch McConnell has exhibited in managing the Gorsuch confirmation. He has tried his best to develop a bi-partisan coalition in support of Judge Gorsuch – and three Democrats have said they will vote to confirm him. But because of the partisan intransigence of so many Senate Democrats and their commitment to mount the first ever partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee, Senator McConnell must now move forward to lead the Senate in changing its rules so that Gorsuch, and all future Supreme Court nominees can be confirmed on a straight majority vote.

The Gorsuch confirmation vote is scheduled for Friday. It's imperative that Senator McConnell and every sitting Senate Republican know that you want Judge Gorsuch confirmed to the US Supreme Court. That's why I am asking that in addition to contacting your Senators, please urgently sign NOM's petition. Senator McConnell will be immediately notified that you are in his corner in urging the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.

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As you know, the path to reversing the illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court redefining marriage begins with the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch. Please sign our petition adding your name in support of confirming Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS – After you contact your US Senators to urge them to support Judge Gorsuch, then sign our petition adding your name urging Senator McConnell and his Republican members to "go nuclear" to secure Judge Gorsuch's confirmation. Thank you!

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#FreeSpeechBus Tour Successful, Reveals Violence and Hate of LGBT Extremists


Marriage Supporter — LGBT extremists did everything in their power to prevent us from completing the #FreeSpeechBus tour to promote a national conversation on the biological nature of gender – including engaging in violence, property damage and acts of intolerance, as well as coordinating with anarchist groups – but I'm pleased to say that we overcame them and completed the tour this morning in Washington, DC.

NOM joined with CitizenGO and the International Organization for the Family (IOF) to sponsor the tour as a way of provoking a national discussion about the biological truth of gender and to hit "pause" on the headlong push by the left to redefine gender based on "identity" and "feelings." Throughout the tour we encountered the ugly side of the LGBT movement, which repeatedly engaged in violence and assault, and inflicted substantial property damage, in a failed effort to derail the bus tour.

Shockingly, we also discovered the deep coordination that exists between Democratic politicians, LGBT groups and extremists, including anarchists who are bent on destroying civil society.

As you may remember, within hours of launching the tour, the bus was attacked by two LGBT activists while parked near the United Nations in New York City. They assaulted the African American bus driver and destroyed several of the bus's windows with a hammer, while also using graffiti to cover the bus with militant "trans liberation" messages. After repairs, the bus continued the tour to Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, and concluded in Washington, DC. Along the way, it was frequently met by an angry mob of LGBT extremists and anarchists.

One of the major developments uncovered by the tour was how closely prominent Democratic politicians are in coordinating with LGBT extremists and their active participation in promoting activities that result in violence and hate.

In Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney's office was deeply involved in organizing the violent demonstrations against us, which were attended by anarchist groups that are closely watched by the FBI. The mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs proudly referred to themselves as 'an accomplice' in organizing protests which turned violent, with attacks on the bus and on police officers by gay activists and anarchists. At least one of them was arrested and we were prevented from speaking, an act of intolerant bullying the Mayor's office takes pride in. Meanwhile, while we were being prevented from engaging in a discussion with these protestors, the mayors of both Philadelphia and Boston ordered LGBT/transgendered flags to be flown at City Hall.

What we encountered throughout the bus tour was a sustained, violent, coordinated attack designed to shut us down and force us to just go away. They failed to stop the tour or silence us, and, ironically, in the process made our very point that they don't want to debate the issues and instead will use force and political power to silence Christians and all Americans who understand that biology determines gender.

Sadly, this kind of behavior is not limited to public demonstrations such as promoting our bus tour. Average Americans are routinely subjected to acts of intolerance whenever they speak up in defense of the obvious truth that gender is determined by biology and that nobody can change their gender.

The #FreeSpeechBus tour demonstrated in clear and stark terms why it is essential for Congress to move forward immediately to pass the First Amendment Defense Act, legislation which would prevent the federal government from discriminating against people of faith based on their views of gender, marriage and similar matters. No American should be subjected to discrimination or harassment by the government simply for standing by their deeply held beliefs about marriage, gender and human sexuality.

NOM will continue to work to counter the dangerous gender ideology of the left, and stand for the truth that we were all created male or female, and that gender is based on biology, not "identity" or emotions.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS β€” The #FreeSpeechBus tour was a taxing and expensive undertaking. We would be grateful if you'd make a financial contribution to help us recoup and replenish our coffers. Thank you.

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Contact Your Senators Urging Them to Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch


Marriage Supporter — The US Senate will vote this week on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Judge Gorsuch is an extraordinary nominee to our highest Court, an intellectual giant and a proven pro-family conservative. It is imperative that he be confirmed to our highest Court.

Please act today to urge your US Senators to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

This past weekend, we were pleased to see Senator Mitch McConnell pledge that Judge Gorsuch would be confirmed one way or another, strongly implying that he is prepared to change the Senate rules if needed to avoid a partisan filibuster on Gorsuch's nomination. As it stands, only three Democrats have said they will support Judge Gorsuch, leaving him five votes shy of the 60 vote threshold that is needed to stop a filibuster. But if the Senate rules are changed to eliminate a partisan filibuster, as the Democrats pledged to do if they returned to power, then Judge Gorsuch would sail to confirmation.

It's imperative that Senator McConnell stay strong and that every sitting Senate Republican support him in the effort to ensure Judge Gorsuch's nomination, whatever it takes. That's why I am asking that in addition to contacting your Senators, please urgently sign NOM's petition to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell demanding that the Senate do everything in its power to assure the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.

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As you know, the path to reversing the illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court redefining marriage begins with the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch. Once he becomes a justice, we will likely be only one vote shy of reversing this horrible decision.

Please sign our petition adding your name in support of confirming Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. It's really important that Senator McConnell be able to see as many NOM members as possible so that he can rally his members to stay strong in support of a rules change if that's what is necessary to confirm Judge Gorsuch's nomination.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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#FreeSpeechBus Back on the Road This Week


Marriage Supporter — I've got some good news, the #FreeSpeechBus is scheduled to be back on the road this Wednesday after repairing the damage caused by a vicious assault on the bus and the driver by LGBT extremists last Friday in Manhattan. I'm also pleased to let you know that the driver, a military veteran, is doing fine and is committed to continuing the tour!

The bad news is that the repairs were more extensive than expected and we need to raise additional funds to cover this cost. Will you please make a financial contribution so that we can put this terrible assault behind us so that we can help cover these expensive repairs to the #FreeSpeechBus and get back on the road? We also need additional funds to help add new security cameras to the bus.

Your financial contribution at this time is urgently needed, and much appreciated.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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HELP! Bus vandalized in NYC

Friends,

Our #FreeSpeechBus was just vandalized in New York City. This is a hate crime, and sadly the way that those who pretend to preach "tolerance" feel about opposing viewpoints.

But we will not let this stop us. I know it is a lot to ask, but please mame an immediate emergency contribution to NOM to help us repair the damage and get the bus and its critical message back on the road.

To donate please go to www.nationformarriage.org/donate.

Together we will stand up to the bullies and show them that the truth won't be silenced and that our free speech will not be abridged by criminal acts of hate.

Faithfully,

Brian

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Marriage Supporter — Our kick off press conference to launch the #FreeSpeechBus tour has wrapped up, and I am very pleased with how it went. The bus tour is being sponsored by NOM, CitizenGO and the International Organization for the Family

Please give us a great send-off by signing the petition which NOM is endorsing with CitizenGO. Add your name to the tens of thousands who have already said they will stand firm for the truth of gender and demand that all people be able to exercise their free speech rights to discuss these issues without fear of harassment or retaliation.

I am so proud of our supporters who showed up this morning to support the launch of the bus tour. They were strong, proud and effective, but they were also respectful and dignified. In contrast, many of those who showed up from the other side were disruptive, disrespectful and offensive.

Here is a short video we recorded from the event.

The truth of gender is that it is determined by biology, not feelings, emotions or politics. Nobody can change their gender. Individuals have the right to live their private life as they wish, but they do not have the right to force their views on the nation via laws and regulations, nor do they have the right to characterize as discrimination or bigotry the views of people who will not agree that gender is based on something like politics, emotions or desires.

A key point of our #FreeSpeechBus tour is to demand that respect be shown to all sides so that a civic debate can be had. We want Americans to learn about the scientific truth of gender – that there is no scientific evidence that anybody can be 'trapped in the wrong body' and that as many as 98% of kids who suffer from gender confusion will outgrow it and come to accept their true gender by the time they complete puberty. But our opponents do not want to discuss the facts – they want to characterize the facts as "hate speech" that should not qualify for protection under the First Amendment.

Please help us move discussion of these critical issues forward by signing the petition today. It will give a tremendous boost to us as we launch this important bus tour.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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#FreeSpeechBus – It's Biology Not Bigotry



Marriage Supporter — I have an important announcement: NOM has joined with the International Organization for the Family (IOF) and CitizenGO, a community of active citizens who promote life, family and liberty, to sponsor a #FreeSpeechBus tour promoting the truth of gender. Starting today, our bus will make appearances at the United Nations, Trump Tower, Yale University and other locations with the message that gender is determined by biology rather than by emotions and feelings, and to call on all Americans to respect the free speech rights of citizens to debate these issues without fear of being demeaned, harassed, or threatened with retaliation.

Here is an image of the bus:

We will be having a press conference in Manhattan on Thursday to discuss the bus tour with the media. A key point that I will make is that gender is based on biology, not bigotry. Men and women were created equally, each given a gender that is fixed, immutable and complementary. Rather than perpetuate a lie that gender can be changed based on emotions and feelings, we should encourage people to embrace and love who they were made to be.

The push by LGBT extremists to redefine gender is the logical fallout of their successful effort to redefine (in the law) marriage. But while the law can be based on a lie, reality can never be so based. Gender cannot be redefined in reality any more than marriage can be redefined in reality. We were created male and female, in God's image, complementary beings made for each other. This very gender complementarity is at the heart of marriage, which brings together the two halves of humanity to create the environment from which new life can spring forth.

Pope Francis has been a powerful opponent of "gender ideology" that is being advanced by LGBT activists and extremists. He describes it as being a dangerous element of a "global war trying to destroy marriage" an institution he describes as God's most beautiful creation. Further, he has declared it an "annihilation of man as the image of God."

Because the truth of gender is so inextricably linked to the truth of marriage, NOM is a signatory to and sponsor of the Cape Town Declaration on marriage and family, a worldwide declaration of the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Please sign the Cape Town Declaration today, adding your own voice to the growing international choir of citizens standing up for the truth of marriage.

We ask for your payers and support of the #FreeSpeechBus tour on the truth of gender. While we hope that people will respect our right (and that of the overwhelming majority of Americans) to speak about the truth of gender, we realize there is a very real possibility that the extremists who oppose us will resort to ugliness in their reactions. We call for a civil, respectful, debate of the issues on behalf of the American people.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court



Marriage Supporter — The US Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch have started in Washington. Judge Gorsuch is an extraordinary nominee to our highest Court, an intellectual giant and a proven pro-family conservative who will be a worthy successor to the late Antonin Scalia.

Please act today to urge your US Senators to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

In addition to contacting your Senators, I'm urgently asking you to sign NOM's petition to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell demanding that he do everything in his power to assure the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch, including changing the rules of the Senate if needed to provide an up-or-down vote if a leftist Democrat decides to filibuster his nomination.

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As you know, the US Supreme Court has played an outsized role, illegitimately so, when it comes to marriage. Not only did they invalidate the Defense of Marriage Act, they went on to invalidate the votes of over 50 million Americans and countless legislators to impose a false understanding of marriage on the nation and invalidate the traditional marriage laws of three-dozen states. The path to reversing that situation begins with the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.

Please sign our petition adding your name in support of confirming Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. It's really important that as many NOM members as possible let Senator McConnell know that we are counting on him to deliver on Judge Gorsuch's confirmation.

Having a conservative, constitutionalist in the mold of Justice Scalia on the US Supreme Court is one of the most important things we can do to advance marriage, life, religious liberty, the truth of gender and all the other issues we care deeply about. Please act today.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — After you contact your US Senators to urge them to support Judge Gorsuch, then sign our petition adding your name demanding that Senator McConnell do everything in his power to secure his confirmation. Thank you!

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Support Judge Neil Gorsuch today

Please sign our petition today to support Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the US Supreme Court. Once you sign the petition, the leaders of the Senate will be put on notice that you stand with NOM in supporting a proven conservative and constitutionalist judge, Neil Gorsuch.

I don't have to remind you of how important the US Supreme Court is to the cause of marriage, life, religious liberty, the truth of gender and all the other issues we care deeply about. The Court redefined marriage by a single vote in 2015 in an anti-constitutional, illegitimate ruling that had no basis in the US constitution or our nation's laws.

The clearest path to reversing that illegitimate decision is, thus, changing the makeup of the Supreme Court. The confirmation of Judge Gorsuch is the first step on that path. Then we need to make sure that the next vacancy on the Court is filled by an originalist judge in the mold of Justice Scalia, as Judge Gorsuch's background and track record show him to be.

We are in a big fight to secure the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The arcane rules of the Senate allow a single leftist member to filibuster the nomination, preventing it from being voted upon unless at least 60 Senators vote to end the filibuster. So we need to either get 60 Senators to support Judge Gorsuch, or we need to create enough political pressure on the Republican leadership to change the rules so that Mr. Gorsuch gets a straight up or down vote.

There are two things we are counting on every NOM supporter to do to help in this critical battle:

  1. Please sign our petition adding your name in support of confirming Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
  2. Please make an immediate financial contribution to NOM so that we have the resources we need to fight for the Gorsuch confirmation.

NOM has developed a strong plan of action to support the confirmation efforts for Judge Gorsuch. Our petition drive is a critical foundational element in the effort. But we are also planning on a series of educational and grassroots activities, especially via social media, with the potential of reaching millions of Americans. We urgently need to raise $15,500 to execute our plan. Can I count on your help?

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This is a critical time for NOM and all people of faith who support marriage as the union of one man and one woman, just as God created it. If we can change the makeup of the Supreme Court, we can reverse the terribly damaging precedent set by the redefinition of marriage. Let's do everything in our power to get the job done!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Please sign our petition immediately adding your name in support of the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court, and then make an urgently-needed financial contribution of whatever you can afford to help NOM raise the $15,500 we need to execute our plans to educate and mobilize people all over America to support Judge Gorsuch. Thank you!

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