FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2014
Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004)
"The National Organization for Marriage and its allies have once again demonstrated that abandoning marriage is a disastrous decision for any politician." — Brian Brown, NOM president —
Washington, D.C. — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) hailed yesterday's primary results from Indiana as another clear message that defending marriage is a winning issue, and seeking its redefinition is a political graveyard. In Indiana, NOM and its allies sent a very clear message to the legislature while it still debated the Indiana Marriage Amendment (HJR3) — if they failed to pass the question on to the people this year there would be political repercussions. And now the coalition has carried through on that promise unseating two incumbents who led the effort to kill the Resolution, while also protecting marriage champions like Eric Turner, the Resolution's sponsor.
"The National Organization for Marriage and its allies have once again demonstrated that abandoning marriage is a disastrous decision for any politician," declared Brian Brown, president of NOM. "At a time when many local Republican party committees are under pressure from elites to remove support for marriage and life from their platforms, the results of the Indiana primaries should be a warning sign — abandon marriage at your own peril."
These victories continue the streak of successes that NOM and local allies have had in states like New York, Maine, and New Hampshire where the organization has been instrumental in electing pro-marriage candidates and defeating incumbents of both parties who have voted to abandon marriage. For example, NOM was instrumental in defeating four state Senators in New York who voted to redefine marriage.
The coalition in Indiana was led by the Indiana Family Institute Action, and included the American Family Association of Indiana, NOM, CitizenLink, and FRCAction among others.
Paid for by The National Organization for Marriage, Brian Brown, president. 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. New § 68A.405(1)(f) & (h).