FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2012
CONTACT: Anath Hartmann or Elizabeth Ray (703-683-5004)
Former governor of Massachusetts wins Nevada caucuses; has signed NOM's Marriage Pledge
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today congratulated GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney on his victory in the Nevada caucuses, a back-to-back victory following Romney's victory in the Florida primary.
“NOM congratulates Mitt Romney on another impressive victory in the Nevada caucuses, just days after his big win in Florida," said Brown. "Governor Romney, who has signed NOM’s Marriage Pledge has now won contests in three different regions of the country and has clearly established himself as the leading candidate.”
Three of the four remaining candidates in the race have signed the NOM Marriage Pledge. Only Ron Paul, who has said that civil marriage should be abolished all together, has refused. Paul is the only candidate who has failed to win a single primary or caucus. Rick Santorum won in Iowa while Newt Gingrich won in South Carolina. NOM has actively opposed Paul’s candidacy and maintains the website www.wrongonmarriage.com to inform voters about his radical views.
“Preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman is an important issue in the GOP presidential race, and we will continue to let voters know where the candidates stand on marriage,” Brown said.
To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Anath Hartmann, [email protected], at 703-683-5004.