Our Plan


Dear Marriage Supporter — I am excited to write to you today to review our comprehensive, integrated Strategic Plan for 2018. We have an ambitious agenda and a lot of work on our plate, but with the help of grassroots supporters like you, I am confident that we can make significant progress.

Here is a summary of our mission for 2018



To fight for the restoration of marriage, to secure the protection of Americans to continue to honor marriage as the union of one man and one woman, to educate Americans about the importance of restoring true marriage to our laws and to celebrate the complementarity of the sexes recognizing the unique and irreplaceable contributions that men and women make to human flourishing.



I hope this mission inspires you to continue to support our work. If you are able, please make a financial contribution today, which will be matched dollar for dollar this month thanks to some generous donors.

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So we have a nice-sounding mission statement, but what does it mean in practical terms? It means a strategic plan with specific components in each of the core areas that impact us: public education, grassroots engagement, public policy advancement, judicial intervention and political action.

First Freedom Initiative

A major focus of our work for the coming year is the First Freedom Initiative (FFI), a plan to group all of the threats to marriage, religious freedom and the truth of gender under one initiative. Our First Amendment protects the rights of individuals who do not want men in girl’s bathrooms as much as it protects the rights of individuals and businesses not to participate in same-sex unions. In the end, the real question we must address is, “Will we stand for the First Amendment guarantees that our Founding Fathers gave to us? Or will we simply allow our system of government to be undermined and people of faith punished?”

We know the American people agree with our answer: We will stand firm in defense of our first freedom and our constitution.

Here is a brief overview of our top priorities:

1. Fight to restore marriage to our nation's laws.

When the U.S. Supreme Court imposed abortion on the nation in the Roe v Wade decision, they expected the ruling would settle the contentious issue once and for all and that the country would accept the decision. It didn't because the pro-life community was determined to continue the fight for life, and they have been incredibly successful. That is the position we are in now with marriage in the wake of the Obergefell decision. Whether it takes two years or two decades or more, NOM is committed to pursuing all avenues to restore marriage to our laws.

2. Enact legal protections for people who support marriage.

Until marriage can be restored to our laws, it is imperative that supporters of marriage be able to act on their beliefs about true marriage and not be coerced or threatened with punishment for maintaining those beliefs. We are a leading group in the country working to achieve these protections. This includes seeking legal rulings by participating in cases like the Masterpiece Cakeshop case now pending before the US Supreme Court, working with the Trump Administration to obtain administrative directives such as the recent order from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and passing legislation through Congress and state houses to protect people of faith.

3. Fight to preserve the truth of gender.

After LGBT extremists were successful in redefining marriage in the law, stripping it of its essential character as a gendered institution, they then pivoted into a headlong rush to redefine gender itself. The new orthodoxy is to portray laws and cultural mores that segregate areas such as restrooms, changing rooms, showers and locker rooms based on sex to be discriminatory, bigoted and harmful to those who claim to be "transgendered." NOM is one of few national groups pushing back against this phenomenon through public education, grassroots organizing, legal action and administrative, regulatory and legislative activities.

4. Fight to protect religious liberty.

In a culture where belief in biblical morality and traditional institutions such as marriage are increasingly seen as being counter-cultural and out of popularity with the elite, it's critically important that society and the elite accept, even if reluctantly, that it is the right of the counter-culture to exist as full and equal participants in civic life. It is essential that a strong defense of religious liberty be made, and NOM is helping lead such an effort. We are active in the administrative, regulatory, legislative and judicial arenas, as well as in the court of public opinion.

Support Our Work

I hope you will stand firm with us as we pursue our 2018 Strategic Plan. I will be writing in more detail in coming days and weeks to provide more insight about our plans and objectives, but the important thing to note for now is that the only way we can move our agenda forward is if we have your continued support. It will take an investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars to show progress on our agenda and we need your help now to begin this work.

Would you consider becoming a Sustaining Member of NOM by making a modest monthly contribution to support our work? If you will agree to step up with a monthly pledge, a group of donors has agreed to match your monthly gift not one time but twelve times over! Your $10 monthly pledge as a Sustaining Member will result in NOM receiving $120 in matching funds.

Whether you can become a Sustaining Member or prefer to make a one-time donation to support our work toward our strategic plan, please act today knowing that your gift will be matched.


Brian S Brown

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