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It is make or break time



We have just four weeks left in the year to hit our budget, and we are way behind.

We made a big push this week in connection with #GivingTuesday and raised $7,566.00. We are very grateful for those who responded, but we are nowhere close to where we need to be at this point.

Everything that we fight for — marriage, gender, religious liberty – depends on our success in the month of December. We need to raise over half of our online budget this month or we will be in big trouble.

Because of this, a group of donors has banded together to match every contribution we raise, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000.

I know that I can count on you. Let's get this done together and raise $100,000 online this month!

ALL GIFTS ARE MATCHED!

Match my $10

Match my $15

Match my $25

Match my $35

Match my $50

Match my $100

I'm in for more – match that!

I wouldn't ask for your help unless it was essential. The fact that we're behind is deadly serious.

We have so many opportunities ahead of us next year. We must refill the cupboards now so we can take advantage of every opportunity.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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NOM Needs Your Support this 'Giving Tuesday'



Today has been designated "Giving Tuesday" as part of a nationwide effort to encourage citizens to support nonprofit organizations who pursue important missions and ministries. NOM needs your support this day to boost our work in support of marriage, religious liberty and the truth of gender.

Show your support on this "Giving Tuesday"

Will you please take a moment and make a financial contribution of whatever you can afford — $15, $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more — to support our important educational and grassroots advocacy activities?

When you make a contribution to us as part of Giving Tuesday, your contribution will be doubled thanks to a matching gift opportunity made available by a group of donors. That is a tremendous blessing, and a great opportunity for NOM at a critical time.

The matching gift campaign was launched a few weeks ago, and many people have responded. But we are considerably far behind where we need to be.

That's why I am urgently asking you to make a financial contribution today of $15, $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can afford. Your gift will be immediately matched, doubling its effectiveness.

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year Day is, by far, the most important time of year for NOM. We normally raise as much as 40 percent of our budget during these last few weeks of the year.

That's why I am so concerned that we've fallen behind. Please help us get back on track this Giving Tuesday with your gift of $15, $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more, which will double in size thanks to the matching gift opportunity.

Thank you for your support of NOM, and our work in support of marriage, religious liberty and the truth of gender.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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We are Thankful



As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family today, we want to share with you many of the things for which we are thankful this year.

We're thankful for our families, especially our spouse, children and grandchildren, and grateful to God for blessing us with their lives.

We're thankful for our faith, and for the opportunity we have to speak and live out our beliefs in our daily lives.

We're thankful for our nation – for those who have come before us and fought for our values, many paying the ultimate price; for those who continue to serve in defense of our nation in the military, law enforcement and first responders; for those who serve in government including our elected officials, and we pray that they will remain true to the constitution and be open to correction when they err; and we are thankful to all Americans, especially those who are engaged and vote, and we pray they will continue to be active participants in our democracy and civic life.

And we at NOM are especially thankful for you, our supporters, who have sustained us with your prayers, encouragement, engagement and financial support. You are fighting the good fight; you are running the good race. And you are making a difference.

We pray that you have a restful, healthful, enjoyable and relaxing holiday with your family and loved ones. May God richly bless you on this day, and always.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Your contribution will be doubled



NOM has an amazing opportunity thanks to a group of generous supporters: every contribution we receive will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $100,000.

What a gift! Please act today with a generous contribution which will be immediately matched, doubling the effectiveness of your gift.

Double the impact of your donation today!

I can't tell you what it would mean to us right now to have $200,000 available — $100,000 from supporters like you and an equal amount because of the match. This funding would allow us to immediately gear up to take advantage of many of the opportunities we have available:

  • Enacting the First Amendment Defense Act
  • Confirming a Supreme Court justice in the mold of Antonin Scalia
  • Derailing the Obama administration's dangerous “gender identity” agenda
  • Moving forward with educational materials needed to set the stage for the future reversal of Obergefell, the illegitimate decision redefining marriage

But for us to accomplish this work, we need your help. Will you consider making a contribution of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250 or even $500 or more which will be doubled thanks to this amazing matching gift opportunity?

NOM has never been in a greater position to influence public policy and make a difference for the American people. But doing so won't be easy. It will take all of us working together.

I'm in for $25, which will be matched, doubling to $50

I'm in for $50, which will be matched, doubling to $100

I'm in for $75, which will be matched, doubling to $150

I'm in for $100, which will be matched, doubling to $200

I'm in for $250, which will be matched, doubling to $500

I'm in for $500, which will be matched, doubling to $1,000

I'm in for more

We can do this!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Don't Punish Religious Groups

Thursday, November 17, 2016

While President Obama talks of smoothing the transition of power to a new administration, he's involved in a pitched behind-the-scenes battle on behalf of LGBT extremists who want to punish religious groups who provide services under federal contracts. Obama and the left want to kill what's known as the Russell Amendment, which applies decades-old exemptions to Title VII allowing religious groups to provide services to the federal government without having to abandon their religious beliefs.

The policy advanced by the Russell Amendment has operated for a long time without incident and was included by the House of Representatives when they passed the National Defense Authorization Act earlier this year. But now President Obama has threatened to veto funding for our troops unless the Russell Amendment is removed, and 42 Democrat Senators have joined the extreme cause.

Who would benefit if religious protections are removed from this legislation? The LGBT extremists who are behind this outrageous attack on religion.

Who would be damaged? Churches, social service groups, the disadvantaged, members of the military and American taxpayers.

We can't let President Obama strike another hammer-blow to one of the foundations of America, religious liberty, on his way out the door. Please sign our petition demanding that Congress keep the Russell Amendment intact protecting religious groups who contract with the federal government.

Sign the Petition!

If the Russell Amendment is removed from law, then religious groups will be subjected to discrimination and harassment simply for maintaining their religious character while providing essential services to the public via federal contract. For example, faith-based social service providers would be forced to adopt hiring policies that conflict with their religious teachings and values. They would have to comply with illegal Obama decrees on "gender identity," opening bathrooms and showers to people of the opposite sex and subjecting them to a wide range of "discrimination" complaints from LGBT activists.

Please sign our petition to maintain the Russell Amendment protecting religious groups that contract with the federal government.

We can't let President Obama do any more damage to the character of America while he continues to push the agenda of LGBT extremists in the final weeks of his presidency. Please act today.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

PS – After you have signed our petition, please use this link to tweet your support for the Russell Amendment, and use the share buttons below to communicate on Facebook or email your contacts. Thank you.

stopping bullies



LGBT activists and the left often talk about the need to reduce bullying as a means of justifying their extreme agenda. They want to play on the emotions of the American people to portray gays, lesbians and the transgender as victims of intolerance and harassment. But the reality is much different — it's believers in traditional values and morality who are victims of bullying, often by activists in the LGBT community.

NOM is at the forefront of the effort to protect Christians and other people of faith from being discriminated against simply for standing for the truth of marriage, gender and religious liberty.

Donate now to show your immediate support!

We are also at the forefront of the effort to fight President Obama, Hillary Clinton, LGBT extremists and their allies in big corporations and Hollywood from redefining gender and allowing men, including convicted sex offenders and pedophiles, from gaining access to intimate facilities like bathrooms and showers that are reserved for girls and women.

We are making great progress and are on a path toward victory.

We have a real opportunity to advance the First Amendment Defense Act this fall after the election.

And just last week, we won a tremendous victory when the US Supreme Court agreed with our request to accept the G.G. case, giving us the opportunity to defeat the dangerous gender agenda being advanced by President Obama, Hillary Clinton and LGBT extremists.

NOM filed a brief with the Supreme Court asking them to accept the G.G. case, and now that this case will be decided by our country's highest court, we can put an end to attempts by the left to redefine "sex" under federal law to mean "gender identity" and then declare it "discrimination" to prevent someone who "identifies" as the opposite gender from accessing intimate facilities like showers and locker room reserved for that gender.

But we can't protect the right of Americans to believe in marriage and defend the reality of gender without the financial resources we need to be effective. Please help us capitalize on the opportunities before us by making a financial contribution today of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more.

You can make a difference.
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If you will make an investment in our mission, a group of supporters has come forward to match dollar-for-dollar anything you give to support NOM. Your gift of $35 will result in us receiving $70 to undertake our critical work. Please act today with your most generous gift, which will double in effectiveness thanks to this matching gift opportunity.

We believe that we have an excellent opportunity of prevailing in the G.G. case, and in advancing key elements of the First Amendment Defense Act. The US Supreme Court has not only agreed to take the G.G. case, but they already have issued an order in this very case preventing President Obama's dangerous "gender identity" agenda.

But in order for us to be successful, we are turning to our members for the financial help we need. Please make the most generous financial contribution you can today, which will be matched dollar for dollar.

Only you know what amount is right for your family to contribute. Whether you can give $10, $100 or $1,000 or more, please act today so that we can move forward full speed ahead to fight to restore marriage, protect marriage supporters from discrimination, and prevent girls and women from being confronted by men, including pedophiles and convicted sex offenders, in bathrooms, showers and locker rooms.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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defeating obama/clinton gender agenda



In the media frenzy surrounding the latest email scandal announcement, you may have missed word from the US Supreme Court that they have granted review of the G.G. case, giving us the opportunity to defeat the dangerous gender agenda being advanced by President Obama, Hillary Clinton and LGBT extremists.

NOM filed a brief with the Supreme Court asking them to accept the G.G. case, and we are very pleased they agreed to do so. This tremendous victory gives us an incredible opportunity to put an end to attempts by the left to redefine "sex" under federal law to mean "gender identity" and then declare it "discrimination" to prevent someone who "identifies" as the opposite gender from accessing intimate facilities like showers and locker room reserved for that gender.

Please help us capitalize on this tremendous victory in the US Supreme Court by making a financial contribution to allow us to file a ground-breaking, game-changing brief pointing out why President Obama and LGBT extremists must be stopped, and to making sure that our position is adopted as the law of the land by our highest court.

Your immediate gift of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more will provide the seed money we need to move forward with the necessary planning, research and development required to make the kind of public and legal stand that must be made to stop this dangerous gender ideology.

Fortunately, a group of fellow NOM members have come together to match dollar-for-dollar anything you give to support our brief before the Supreme Court. Your gift of $35 will result in NOM receiving $70 to undertake work in this critical case. Please act today with your most generous gift, which will double in effectiveness thanks to this matching gift opportunity.

Double the Impact of Your Support!

We believe that we have an excellent opportunity of prevailing in this case, because President Obama has no legal authority to do what he has done, and because the US Supreme Court has already issued an order stopping his policy from going into effect in this very case.

But make no mistake — we are not merely preparing a staid legal argument that will be of interest only to lawyers and those who follow legal procedure. We are working on a compelling, engaging legal presentation supported by a game-changing communications strategy to convince opinion leaders, elected officials and our fellow citizens of the urgency for the Court to act immediately to stop this dangerous gender ideology from being imposed on our children and grandchildren.

But in order for us to be successful, we are turning to our members for the financial help we need. There is a tremendous amount of work necessary to prevail in a case such as this, one of the most important in the country’s history. Please make the most generous financial contribution you can today, which will be matched dollar for dollar.

We are going to spare no expense in preparing the most compelling, clear and convincing argument possible to defeat President Obama and Hillary Clinton from allowing biological males from forcing themselves into girls’ bathrooms, showers and locker rooms in our nation’s public schools.

And if we can stop them from redefining gender when it comes to public education, we can stop them in every other sector of society.

As a member of NOM, please act today with a gift of $25, $50, $75, $100, or $250 or more, which will be matched dollar for dollar. Only you know what amount is right for your family to contribute. Whether you can give $10, $100 or $1,000 or more, please act today so that we can move forward with all the hard work needed to prepare to win this critical case before the US Supreme Court.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Our victory in convincing the US Supreme Court to take the G.G. case is a really big deal. Now we have the chance to put an end to the dangerous ideology that men can be women if they "identify" as such, and vice versa. Please make a generous financial contribution as part of this incredible matching gift opportunity so that we can get right to work on our brief and communications planning. Thank you.

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money left on the table



With everything going on with the election and all the noise out there in the culture, it’s easy for people to have missed the big announcement last week that a generous group of donors has come together to match every contribution we receive for the balance of the year up to a total of $100,000!

While some of our supporters have stepped up with a gift so that we can access an equal amount from the matching funds, many people have not yet contributed. We've raised less than 10% of what we need, meaning that right now over 90% of the matching funds represents money that is being left on the table.

Please act today by making an immediate financial contribution so that we can take advantage of the opportunity that has been made available.

Double the Impact of Your Support!

This is the most important time of year for NOM, as we head into the final period of critical elections, and then prepare to advance our agenda in the aftermath of the election. Your gift of $25, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more will make a tremendous difference to us. Not only will it help us pursue the critical work we have before us, but it will double in effectiveness thanks to the match that has been offered.

We have a tremendous group of committed supporters, and we're so grateful that several of them have come together to offer to match every contribution we receive, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $100,000.

Please make an immediate gift of $25, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more, which will double in effectiveness thanks to this matching gift opportunity.

Your generosity at this time is urgently needed.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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stop convicted sex offenders



Not long ago, North Carolina's governor, Pat McCrory, signed an important common-sense law stopping men from gaining access to intimate facilities like restrooms and showers that are reserved for girls and women. We strongly applaud Governor McCrory‘s leadership, but the left has gone crazy — targeting him for defeat with hateful, orchestrated attacks.

Governor McCrory's opponent, state Attorney General Roy Cooper, has come out in favor of allowing men into women's restrooms, and he's raising millions from LGBT extremists.

What Roy Cooper isn't telling voters is that he's siding with convicted sex offenders like Chad Sevearance-Turner who helped lead the campaign in Charlotte to open female restrooms and showers to men like him.

We've got to stop Roy Cooper and those that are backing his dangerous bathroom policy.

That's why NOM has co-sponsored this powerful new TV ad with our friends and allies at the NC Values Coalition. Please watch it now and contribute anything you can to get this powerful ad in front of as many North Carolina voters as possible.

Please help us make sure that voters across North Carolina see this powerful new ad by making an immediate financial contribution of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250 or even $500 or more.

Help voters see this powerful ad

We've got to make sure that voters realize that Roy Cooper is siding with convicted sex offenders against the privacy and safety of girls and women in North Carolina. That's why we're pouring every available dollar into this advertising campaign.

But we're way short of what we need to raise, which is why I am turning to you. Please, if there's any way that you can make an emergency contribution to get this ad on the air, it could make a tremendous difference.

The outcome of this race goes way beyond the borders of North Carolina. If Roy Cooper defeats Governor Pat McCrory, the media and LGBT extremists will spin it such that few other elected officials will want to take on the LGBT lobby and their allies in corporate America, Hollywood and big-time sports.

However, if Gov. McCrory defeats Roy Cooper, it will send a message to officials all over the country that standing for the truth of marriage and gender are winning issues, ones they can be confident the people support.

The stakes are extremely high. Please make a generous contribution of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250 or $500 or more to make sure this powerful advertisement is seen by voters across North Carolina.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — We don't have the millions that our opponents do, but we know North Carolina and have won major campaigns there before. I served on the executive committee of the successful statewide campaign to amend the state constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We won by over 62 percent. We need your help again. Now. Let's get this ad out together.


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Big News That Will Boost NOM



Dear Marriage Supporter,

I've got some great news that couldn't come at a better time for NOM: As we enter the most important period of the year, a group of generous donors have stepped forward with an offer to match every contribution we receive, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $100,000!

Will you be one of our supporters who make an immediate financial contribution so that we can begin to tap into the matching funds that have been made available?

Your gift of $25, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more will make a tremendous difference to us. Not only will it help us pursue the critical work we have before us, but it will double in effectiveness thanks to the match that has been offered.

Act Today

We are in the most important period of the year for NOM, with only ten weeks left to make a difference this year for marriage, religious liberty, and opposition to the dangerous gender ideology of LGBT extremists and the Obama administration.

  • We're working in Washington, DC to push the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). There will be opportunities this fall where FADA could be advanced through various legislative avenues, and we are preparing for those opportunities.

  • We're urging the US Supreme Court to take up a critical case out of Virginia that will give us the ability to stop President Obama's attempt to force his dangerous gender ideology on our children and grandchildren. Our brief to SCOTUS is being considered right now.

  • We're working to elect key champions for marriage, religious liberty and gender clarity to high office by educating voters in key states about the issues and the candidates. This includes working to keep control of the US Senate and House, and supporting champions in critical state contests.

  • We're working on important educational materials to promote marriage, religious liberty and the reality of gender. Our adversaries are working overtime to redefine these issues, and we're on the front lines battling for the truth.

All of these projects, and the other work that we have underway, are critical to the future of the country. And all of them require resources to pursue.

That's why we're so grateful that a group of donors have offered to match every contribution we receive, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $100,000.

Please make an immediate gift of $25, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more, which will double in effectiveness thanks to this matching gift opportunity.

Double Your Donation Today

Your generosity at this time is urgently needed.

Some people make a tremendous sacrifice by carving out $10 from their monthly budget and donating it to NOM. We are so grateful for such a sacrifice. Other supporters have more financial flexibility and can manage a larger donation to support our work.

Whether you are able to donate $10, $100 or $1,000, please act today so that we can begin to access the matching funds that have been made available to us.

We are very grateful for all you've done to support us, and to stand for the truth of marriage, religious liberty and gender. Please act today with an additional show of support, which will be matched dollar for dollar.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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NOM Makes Major Endorsement



Marriage Supporter — I want you to be among the first to know that the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has endorsed Dr. John Fleming in the race for US Senate in Louisiana. Here is a video that we produced to explain our endorsement of this outstanding champion for marriage, life and religious liberty.

The presidential election obviously has occupied most of the political discussion this year, but with just over three weeks left before Election Day, there are a number of critical races where NOM can make a difference in helping retain control of the US Senate and key governorships, and win other state elections. Keeping the Louisiana Senate race in GOP hands is essential if we are to prevent the confirmation of liberal Supreme Court justices and inhibit the next administration from continuing President Obama's dangerous policies on redefining marriage, religious liberty and gender.

Producing individual videos to announce our endorsement and educate voters allows NOM to ratchet up our effectiveness. But producing videos also costs money, and we need your financial assistance of $25, $35, $50, $100 or $250 or more.

Make an Immediate Impact Today

Not only have videos become one of the most popular forms of communication, but a video makes it more likely that news of our endorsement will be spread on social media and via email by supporters of our endorsed candidate.

We still issue press releases announcing our endorsements (in fact we've invested in sophisticated new systems that allow us to reach more media outlets including bloggers and other influential online voices) but the addition of a video component will help ensure that our views become more prominent in the debate. It's also a way of bypassing the traditional media which tends to cover state elections like a horserace — focusing on polling and fundraising rather than the important issues at stake in the race.

Our team is hard at work producing a number of additional educational endorsement videos in critical races across the country, but we need your help to complete the task. Video production can be expensive, and we need to raise $5,200 to finish the videos we have in the pipeline.

Please make an immediate financial contribution of whatever you can afford — $25, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more — so that we know we'll have the resources we need to make an impact in critical races by informing voters about the candidates' records.

We only have a short period of time to get this important work completed, and we're counting on you to help erase the $5,200 shortfall we are facing. Please act today with the most generous gift you can make. Some of our supporters have been blessed with resources and can give $500 or more. If that is your circumstance, please do so today. But whether you can give $10 or $1,000, it's important that we hear from you right away so our team knows that we'll have the resources to finish this critical work.

No Matter the Size,
Every Gift is Needed and Appreciated

In some of the state races where we can make a difference, the information we're providing is essential. Oftentimes voters don't know the real facts about the candidates, and they have little way to determine them because the mainstream media doesn't report on issues. Politicians are experts at spinning, and in low-information races they spin like crazy. But once we release an endorsement video, voters have a clear and understandable explanation of the facts, and it becomes much harder for politicians to spin away from their record.

Please act today with a contribution of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more. Thank you.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — In addition to making a contribution to support NOM, please also support Dr. John Fleming directly in his race for US Senate in Louisiana. As we make clear in our endorsement video. Dr. Fleming is exactly the kind of champion for marriage, life and religious liberty we need in the US Senate. He deserves our support.


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NOM Endorses Dr. John Fleming for US Senate in Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2016
Contact: Joseph Grabowski (202) 457-8060 x-110 | [email protected]


"John Fleming has been a champion for marriage, religious liberty, life and family values his entire career in Congress. He's a proven leader, a true champion, and an honorable man." - Brian Brown, NOM President

nom_logoWashington, D.C. – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today announced it has endorsed Dr. John Fleming for US Senate in Louisiana, calling him a "true champion" in support of marriage, life, religious liberty and parental rights.

In an endorsement video released today, NOM's president Brian Brown said, "John Fleming has been a champion for marriage, religious liberty, life and family values his entire career in Congress. He’s fought for a constitutional amendment to protect marriage, and for the sanctity of human life; stood for religious freedom and parental rights; worked to promote fatherhood and encourage fathers to take responsibility for their children; and championed a national day of prayer. He's a proven leader, a true champion, and an honorable man."

 

NOM's endorsement video pointed out that the next Senator from Louisiana could cast the deciding vote on the confirmation of US Supreme Court justices and potentially decide the future direction of the Supreme Court, making it one of the most consequential votes in history.

Brown said, "We can count on Dr. John Fleming to make sure that only conservative justices like Antonin Scalia are confirmed to the Court, people who are committed to upholding the constitution. We cannot allow the policies of Barack Obama to live on for decades through an activist Supreme Court controlled by liberals."

NOM said it would distribute its endorsement video to supporters across the country and encourage them to contribute to support Fleming’s election. Dr. Fleming is seeking the seat of retiring Senator David Vitter. The top two candidates in November will advance to a run-off in December.

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To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, please contact:
Joseph Grabowski, [email protected], (202) 457-8060 x-110.

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Read NOM's Brief to the US Supreme Court



Marriage Supporter — I'm pleased to let you know that last Friday the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) filed a critically important legal brief with the US Supreme Court challenging President Obama's authority to impose his dangerous gender ideology policies on children in America's public schools. Obama has illegally issued directives to the public schools to allow biological males into intimate facilities reserved for females, such as showers and bathrooms, risking the privacy and safety of our children and grandchildren.

Read NOM's legal brief here.

The filing of this brief gives us an excellent opportunity to reverse President Obama's policies, preventing him from redefining gender in the same way that he redefined marriage in our nation's policies. If we are successful — and we think there is an excellent chance we will be successful — we can deal a fatal blow to the efforts of liberal politicians and LGBT extremists who wish to impose their insane ideas about gender. A victory before the US Supreme Court would mean that gay and lesbian extremists could redefine gender only through the democratic process, something they simply cannot do because it is such an extreme — and objectively false — position.

But as excited as I am to have the opportunity for NOM to participate in this case, I am also concerned because of the $12,000 it cost to prepare, print and file the brief. We've only raised half of that amount, so we've got a big hole in our budget that urgently must be filled.

Please make an immediate emergency financial contribution of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more to help us cover the cost of this critically important undertaking.

Make an Immediate Impact Today!

We're asking the Supreme Court to take the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. Much of our argument is a purely legal one about the need for the Court to clarify, or reverse, a prior holding that liberal judges are wrongly using to give great deference to anything President Obama's administration wants to do in his quest to remake America. But a critical element of the brief exposes more than two dozen examples of cases where men, many claiming to be transgender, have violated the privacy of women in bathrooms, showers and other intimate areas. These include:

  1. A Seattle man, citing transgender bathroom laws, gained access to a women's locker room at a public recreational center where little girls were changing for swim practice. The man began to undress in front of the girls. He told women who complained that he had a right to be there.

  2. A Toronto man claiming to be transgender was arrested for sexually assaulting several women in a homeless shelter after he gained access to the shelter and its shower area by claiming a female gender identity as "Jessica."

  3. A Virginia man was caught and arrested for peeping on and filming two women and a five-year old child in a women's restroom after receiving entry by dressing as a woman.

  4. A Los Angeles man, dressed as a woman, entered a Macy's department store bathroom and videotaped women under bathroom stalls. Investigators found a video camera in his purse containing hours of video of women using the restroom in the store.

  5. A sex offender wearing fake breasts and a wig was arrested for loitering in a Campbell, CA women's restroom in a shopping center. The man had previously been arrested on charges of child molestation and indecent exposure.

  6. On two occasions, Berkeley, CA police arrested a man who had disguised himself as a woman to get inside a UC Berkeley locker room. Once in the locker room, the man used his cell phone to photograph women.

  7. Last year in Virginia a man in women's clothing entered the women's restroom at a mall and again at a Wal-Mart and used a mirror and camera to take pictures of a mother and her 5-year-old daughter and a 53-year-old woman while they were in neighboring restroom stalls.

President Obama and LGBT extremists want people to think that redefining gender based on "gender identity" is simply about showing respect to "transgender" people. But our brief shows how it is far more than that — it risks the privacy and safety of girls and women, who will have no recourse to resist the presence of biological males in the most intimate of areas.

Help Us Fight Back Against Obama

Now that the brief is before the justices of the US Supreme Court, it's imperative that we cover the thousands of dollars we're in the hole as a result of this fight. I am counting on you to help us meet this expense so that we don't have to cut back any other activity.

Please make an immediate contribution of whatever you can afford — $25, $35, $50, $100, or even $250. Some people will make a sacrifice to give $10, and we appreciate their sacrifice greatly. Other supporters have been blessed with resources and perhaps can consider a larger gift of $500, $1,500 or even $2,500.

Whatever amount is right for you, please act today so that we can cover the budget shortfall created by the opportunity to use this case to stop President Obama's insane, dangerous gender agenda.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Urgent Need for Funds to File Supreme Court Brief



Marriage Supporter — You may remember that I told you last Friday that NOM is preparing to file a critically important brief with the US Supreme Court to challenge President Obama's authority to impose his dangerous gender ideology policies that allow biological males into intimate facilities reserved for females, such as showers and bathrooms. President Obama wants his badly misguided policies to be adopted by every public school in America, risking the privacy and safety of our children and grandchildren.

NOM's brief has been completed and is at the printer's office being readied for submission to the Court. But I am extremely concerned because we lack the funds to pay for the expenses associated with preparing and filing the brief.

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Please make an immediate emergency financial contribution of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more to help us cover the cost of this critically important undertaking.

Our brief focuses on convincing the Supreme Court to take the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. Much of our argument is a purely legal one about the need for the Court to clarify, or reverse, a prior holding that liberal judges are wrongly using to give great deference to anything President Obama's administration wants to do in his quest to remake America. But a critical element of the brief brings to the attention of the Supreme Court more than two dozen examples of cases where men, many claiming to be transgender, have violated the privacy of women in bathrooms, showers and other intimate areas. Some of these women have been assaulted, others humiliated when they were recorded by men using cell phones or other recording equipment.

We believe there is a good chance that the US Supreme Court will accept this case, and then we can use it to put an end to President Obama's attempts to redefine gender in the same way he redefined marriage. But first we need to cover the budget shortfall created by this case.

We are thousands of dollars in the hole as a result of this fight and I am counting on you to help us cover the expense. Please make an immediate contribution of whatever you can afford — $25, $35, $50, $100, or even $250. Some people will make a sacrifice to give $10, and we appreciate their sacrifice greatly. Other supporters have been blessed with resources and perhaps can consider a larger gift of $500, $1,500 or even $2,500.

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Whatever amount is right for you, please act today so that we can cover the budget shortfall created by the opportunity to use this case to stop President Obama's insane, dangerous gender agenda.

Thank you for whatever support you can provide. We'll post the brief to the NOM blog just as soon as it is available, and update you accordingly.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Groundbreaking Study Destroys 'Born That Way' Myth



Dear Marriage Supporter,

As you may recall, I told you recently about a groundbreaking study released a few weeks ago by the independent journal The New Atlantis that completely undercuts the foundation of the LGBT agenda, which has sought to convince people that gays and lesbians are "born that way." The report also explodes the gender ideology movement, showing the falsehood of claims that people can be "trapped in the wrong body" or that gender is somehow different from biological sex and can be changed based on someone's feelings and "identity."

LGBT extremists are in panic mode because they fully realize that if the truth of human sexuality comes to be known and understood by the American people, their political movement will be damaged. They will have a much harder time pushing their ideology on children in the public schools, and it will be much more difficult to convince judges to impose their agenda on the American people.

The LGBT lobby and their allies in the media are hoping that this critical new report will just be ignored, but we are determined to work to publicize it so that the American people can assess the situation for themselves.

We've put together a short video highlighting and summarizing some of the key findings of the report, and I hope you'll take two minutes to watch it now:

If you agree with us that this report needs to be widely disseminated, please share the video with all your friends on social media, and email it to your contacts.

The New Atlantis report was prepared by two of the nation's foremost medical and psychiatric experts and is based on a comprehensive review of hundreds of pieces of scientific literature, including nearly 200 peer-reviewed studies. It finds that there is no scientific basis for the notion that gays and lesbians are ‘born that way' with a fixed, immutable sexual orientation. In fact, the report notes that as many as 80% of male adolescents who claim a gay sexual orientation will change their preference by the time they are into adulthood! Likewise, the report shows that the vast majority of "transgender" children who feel an attachment to the opposite gender grow out of it by the time they become adults.

View the Video Here

The entire LGBT political movement has been built on a false foundation, that those choosing their lifestyle actually have no choice. Yet science is not on their side. There is no evidence that people are born gay or lesbian.

The "born that way" myth has played a huge role in the advance of the LGBT political movement. It's at the root of public empathy for those advocating the redefinition of marriage.

While we have a long fight ahead of us to reverse the Supreme Court's decision on marriage, we still have time to stop the movement to redefine gender, a movement that will have catastrophic consequences for our whole society, but especially for children and adolescents.

The best way to combat a political agenda is to present impartial facts, and that's what is done in The New Atlantis report. The authors are not political people, they are medical experts. Their only concern is for the health of the public, especially vulnerable children. That is our concern as well.

While the media has tried to bury this important study, there has been some decent reporting of it. Below, you'll find some links to stories you can read and share with your family, friends and contacts.

Thank you for your continued support of marriage and for your concern for children. Please share our new video with everyone you can.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Media Coverage of The New Atlantis report on Sexuality and Gender:

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