The reporter's predictable question


Dear Marriage Supporter — From time to time, I get questions from clueless reporters who ask why NOM is still active given the Supreme Court's decision in 2015 to impose gay 'marriage' on the nation. It's a predictable question, really. Many leftists thought when the Supreme Court issued their infamous Roe v Wade decision that the pro-life community would just fold up and go away once the Court "settled" the issue. They had the same expectation of pro-marriage supporters in the wake of the Obergefell ruling. They were wrong with Roe, and they are wrong with the marriage supporters in the wake of Obergefell.

Of course, the life issue is not settled, and neither is marriage. We are fighting as hard as ever to restore marriage to our laws and to protect people who believe in marriage as the union of one man and one woman from being persecuted by the government. Will you stand with us?

We’ve had an amazing string of victories this year in pursuit of our agenda to protect people of faith. Our latest victory came the other day when President Trump's administration issued a new government-wide legal directive to protect people of faith so that nobody is forced to choose between living out his or her faith and complying with the law. This is a huge win that NOM worked hard to accomplish, launching a massive grassroots movement involving petitions, phone call campaigns, videos and social media efforts.

This most recent victory is by no means our only one in recent months. Already this year we've helped roll back the Obama administration's illegal transgender bathroom rules that were imposed on the nation's public school children. We helped convince the US Supreme Court to stop the government from forcing a public school to open intimate areas of campus such as locker rooms and showers to members of the opposite sex. We highlighted the plight of numerous Christian victims of religious discrimination who've been punished for staying true to their faith, including their beliefs about marriage, which helped convince the Trump administration to stand with the victims in a major upcoming court case. And we played a key role in the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, a true conservative champion in the mold of the great Antonin Scalia whom he has replaced on the Court.

Our work is producing real and tangible results, but we need to improve our financial base if we're going to be able to continue to effectively fight. We need your help.

When the Supreme Court redefined marriage in the law in 2015, we experienced a drop in major donor contributions as people read what the media wrote that the cause was lost and the fight over. This wasn't true, but it still had an effect on some people. This left us to rely more and more on the generosity of grassroots supporters, which is actually a benefit because it gets more people engaged and involved in the fight.

However, there is a level of unpredictability associated with grassroots funding, making it harder to plan longer-term initiatives.

That's why NOM has launched a major new program called the Sustaining Member program. As a Sustaining Member, we ask you to pledge a modest recurring monthly donation to support our work. We make it easy for you to give, and your support will form a key element of the backbone of our work.

Will you take this critical step to help us?

As an added incentive to giving now, your monthly pledge will be matched every month for the next year thanks to a generous $250,000 year-end matching gift opportunity made available to us by a top supporter.

What this means is that your pledge of $10 per month will result in NOM receiving $120. If you can pledge $20, we will receive $240 in matching funds. Whatever monthly pledge you make will be matched for the next year – an amazing opportunity for us!

Please act today to become a Sustaining Member of NOM. The Sustaining Member program is essential to our success, giving us the financial predictability we need to be a more effective advocate for our issues.

And remember, whether you make a one-time donation, or step up to become a Sustaining Member with a monthly pledge, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, giving us twice the support we'd otherwise receive and helping us to capitalize on the momentum that we have on our side.

Thank you for your help!


Brian S Brown

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