As we approach the Easter holiday, it's a good time to pause and take stock in the year thus far. It's been a busy first few months for all of us at NOM, one filled with many great victories and important accomplishments, and a few disappointments as well.
The election of Donald Trump has turned our political system upside down, as the policies of the left that were so aggressively pursued by Barack Obama are now being unwound. We are working to encourage the Trump administration to pursue pro-family, commonsense policies, and we've been pleased with many of the President's actions including his reversal of Obama's illegal transgender bathroom edict that was forced on children in the nation's public schools.
But we also are committed to holding President Trump accountable, and did so when he erroneously said that the redefinition of marriage was "settled law." We know, and you do as well, that the illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court redefining marriage is far from settled, and we will never rest until that injustice is corrected.
We also are continuing to press President Trump to fulfill his repeated campaign promises to protect the religious liberty of people of faith. He should issue an executive order to do so, and a video we produced urges him to do just that.
The past couple of weeks brought us two major developments. First, our #FreeSpeechBus tour was a tremendous success in highlighting the truth of gender, that it is based on biology not emotions, and showcasing the ugly intolerance of those who falsely assert that gender can be changed to suit desires and feelings. Our team worked very hard to highlight these issues, and had to contend with violent protestors, property damage, physical confrontations and even assaults. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated team who have the courage to speak truth to power.
The second big development, of course, was the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. A proven pro-family conservative, Justice Gorsuch will admirably fill the shoes of the late Antonin Scalia, and continue his intellectual and principled defense of the constitution and a judicial philosophy of originalism and textualism. With Justice Gorsuch on the Court, we are likely just one vote away from restoring marriage to our nation's laws. Whenever the next opening on the Court occurs, NOM will be there fighting for a conservative justice just as we did in fighting to secure the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch.
We have accomplished a great deal together this year, but there is a great deal more that we must address. Next week we will be announcing a critically important fundraising push to help ensure that we can recoup the resources we've expended during this frenetic first few months of the year, and secure the funds we need to be effective going forward.
In the meantime, we hope you have an opportunity to take a break and spend time with your family this week in prayer and reflection. The resurrection of Christ is the most consequential event in all of human history. It's what gives us hope, what gives us strength. We have read the book, and we know how this all ends. We're on the right side of history when it comes to fighting for our issues, and we're on the right side of eternity as well.
We wish you and your family a blessed Easter.