Dear Marriage Supporter,
I have some AMAZING good news to share with you.
Yesterday afternoon the Supreme Court announced it would take up the Proposition 8 case!
We believe this is a strong signal that the Supreme Court will ultimately reverse the lower courts and uphold Proposition 8, thereby respecting the voices of over seven million Californians who votes to protect marriage in 2008.
As you know NOM has been actively funding the legal defense of Proposition 8—to the tune of $400,000 so far—which helped ensure that it reached this critical milestone.
Proposition 8 is, yes, about marriage, but it is also about deciding who has the ultimate power over basic policy judgments and about whether the decisions of the people are entitled to respect.
Through your assistance, NOM was the largest contributor to qualifying Proposition 8 to the ballot and has been responsible for a major portion of the financial support of the legal effort to uphold it. Now that the Supreme Court has chosen to take up the case, things will move very fast.
This is one more important reason why it is essential that we pledge our ongoing financial support to defending Proposition 8 and protecting marriage in the highest court of the land.
There is reason to be optimistic that Proposition 8 will carry the day when all is said and done. The Ninth Circuit which offered the decision striking down Proposition 8 is the most overturned appeals court in the country, and the justice who wrote this decision, Judge Stephen Reinhardt, is the most overturned judge in the country.
Already gay marriage activists have expressed their risk of losing at the Supreme Court to be "very great" and have admitted in liberal news outlets that they are "very afraid" of losing.
But we shouldn't count our chicks before they hatch. That's why I'm asking you to make an immediate gift to NOM's legal defense fund before you close this email.
Thanks to you, marriage will have its day in court and marriage will win.
God Bless you!