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Marriage has NOT been repealed

 

The other day, a member of our team was approached by an American university student studying abroad. For a paper assigned by her university, she wanted to talk about the passage of Proposition 8 in California, and "the repeal of Prop. 8."

Of course, we immediately wrote back to inform her that Proposition 8 has NOT been repealed! Prop 8 remains part of the California constitution, as do the laws in dozens of other states that define marriage as only the union of one man and one woman.

Please help us in our fight to restore marriage to our country's laws.

The only thing that has happened to Prop 8 and all the other pro-marriage laws in states around the country is that they are not being enforced because of the illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling by the US Supreme Court in the Obergefellcase imposing gay 'marriage' on the nation.

I suppose that it's not surprising that leftist universities, egged on by LGBT activists, are indoctrinating students to a false narrative, that traditional marriage has been repealed. The left never bothers itself with facts when they get in the way of their agenda.

While it may be inconvenient for the left, the fact is that Proposition 8 in California and the laws in dozens of other states remain on the books and will come back to life when the Obergefell case is eventually overturned, which it clearly should be and we believe will be, perhaps sooner than people imagine.

We are just one vote shy of having a pro-marriage majority on the US Supreme Court. If Anthony Kennedy decides to retire this year as many expect, we will have a realistic chance to promote a pro-marriage nominee from President Trump in the mold of Antonin Scalia and Neil Gorsuch.

Please help us continue to fight for the truth of marriage and the rights of the more than 50 million American voters who enacted state constitutional provisions and laws upholding the truth that marriage is only the union of one man and one woman.

It's hard to believe that the Proposition 8 campaign unfolded ten years ago. NOM played a pivotal role in the success of Prop. 8, helping to organize the signature gathering drive that put it on the ballot. I moved my family to California so I could work fulltime on the campaign. And our national Political Director, Frank Schubert, was the campaign manager for the successful effort. It was a great victory, which makes it all the more important that we reverse the injustice done to the people of California, and all the other states that voted for marriage, to have had that victory illegitimately stolen by the US
Supreme Court.

I'm asking you to continue to stand with us in support of marriage and work with us to continue to demand that marriage be restored to our laws. Will you help?

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As you know, we have a full plate with our work in Congress, state legislatures, the courts and the court of public opinion. We're fighting for the rights of people to live out their beliefs about marriage in their daily lives and at work. We're also fighting for the truth of gender. But sometimes people forget that while these battles are extremely important, our purpose is to preserve marriage and we are determined to do that whether it takes two years of twenty years.

Thank you for your support. We would be grateful for any contribution you can make at this time.

Faithfully,

Brian

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