Marriage Supporter — I've got some very exciting and important news: We have just confirmed with the authorities that the 2017 March for Marriage has been officially scheduled for Saturday, June 17th in Washington, DC!
The March for Marriage is an important event to keep the fight to restore marriage in the public eye. It was in 2015 when the US Supreme Court issued their illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges imposing gay "marriage" on the nation and unleashing a flood of consequences for the overwhelming majority of Americans who continue to revere marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
NOM has pledged that we will never rest until this illegal, unjust ruling is reversed. With the election of Donald Trump, and several vacancies on the Supreme Court expected during his term, we have a real chance to reverse this ruling in the short-term. The appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch is a great first step. Now we likely need just one justice from the majority ruling in Obergefell to retire and we could be in a position to reverse that ruling. Rumors are flying that such a retirement could occur as early as this summer.
This year's March for Marriage is being co-sponsored by Freedom's Journal Institute for the Study of Faith and Public Policy. The organization's aim is to create a “paradigm shift” in the way people, in general, and the African American populace, in particular, view matters of faith, race and public policy. They will be holding a major meeting in Washington, DC corresponding with the March for Marriage and we are looking forward to them joining with us.
We will have final details about the upcoming 2017 March for Marriage in a few days, including links to an updated website. Meanwhile, please hold the date of June 17th and plan to join us in our nation's Capital.
Putting on a major event like the March for Marriage is an enormous undertaking, one that requires the expenditure of tremendous financial and personnel resources. I am asking you to act today with an urgent financial contribution to help us undertake this critical project. Every donation you make will be matched, dollar for dollar, by a generous donor, up to a total match of $100,000.
And I have some more good news: Because of the addition of the March for Marriage to our workload, our generous donor has agreed to extend our Spring Matching Fund drive by an entire month! This great opportunity will now last until midnight on May 31st! Will you help us today?
This is a time of great opportunities and also great challenges. We need your support for the Spring Matching Fund drive to be successful if we're to have the resources we need to continue our programs and to make the 2017 March for Marriage a success.
Whatever amount you can give, please act today. Remember, every contribution through midnight on May 31st will be doubled thanks to a matching gift from a generous donor.
And if you've already donated as part of the fund drive, I hope you will consider making an ongoing commitment to NOM by becoming a monthly donor. Your monthly gift will be matched each and every month for an entire year! For example, if you commit to contribute $50 per month, NOM will end up with a matching gift of $600 – a tremendous blessing for us.
Thank you for all you've done to support marriage. We ask you to keep us in your prayers, and to continue to support us as best you are able.
PS — Last year's March for Marriage blew people away when approximately 400 people attended. LGBT extremists who had predicted the death of NOM could not believe their eyes at the crowd of supporters who gathered in DC to support true marriage. Let's make 2017 even more successful! Please make a generous financial contribution to support our work.