FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2011
Contact: Mary Beth Hutchins (703-683-5004 x.105)
Group says San Francisco Liberals Can't Stand The Fact that California and Other states Have Voted to Protect Marriage
Washington, DC - The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today condemned the decision of the US Senate Judiciary Committee which voted to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and pledged a fierce fight on the Senate floor to stop San Francisco liberals from redefining marriage for the entire country.
"Liberals in the US Senate, led by Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, can't stand the fact that California and 30 other states have voted to protect marriage," said Brian Brown, president of NOM. "So they are pushing legislation that jeopardizes every state constitutional marriage amendment and opens the door for courts to force same-sex marriage on the entire nation."
The Senate Judiciary Committee today narrowly adopted the falsely named "Respect for Marriage Act" that could lead to the repeal of state marriage amendments in 30 states, and laws supporting traditional marriage in all but six states.
"This is the height of arrogance for liberal Washington elitists to think that they can force their views on marriage on America and overturn the direct action of countless tens of millions of voters who have stood up for marriage in 31 consecutive statewide elections from California to Maine," Brown said."We intend to show the US Senate that the American people will not stand idly by and watch these elitists steal their votes and hijack marriage. We will work tirelessly to educate and activate our millions of supporters to stand up for marriage."
NOM also pledged to make the repeal of DOMA a major issue in US Senate elections next year. "Dianne Feinstein is leading her Democratic colleagues off a political cliff," Brown said. "Any Senator who votes for this legislation is going to be held accountable to voters back home. Just ask the three Supreme Court justices from Iowa who imposed same-sex marriage what happens when elitists face voters after ignoring their wishes on marriage. NOM worked to ensure that when they faced voters afterwards, all three were removed from office - and all three justices were removed."
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