Author Archives: NOM Staff

Holloway: Abraham Lincoln, the Supreme Court, and the Defense of Marriage Act

Today on Public Discourse, Carson Holloway argues that it’s only because our politicians have failed to follow Lincoln’s example for so long that judicial activism of the sort we saw last week is possible: Just as Lincoln rejected the Supreme Court’s reasoning in the Dred Scott decision, so too conservative leaders need to reject the […]

Video: Love Never Fails

Monsignor Charles Pope writes for the Catholic Archdiocese of DC blog: “This past week six couples in my parish joined about 850 other couples in the Archdiocese of Washington at the Basilica here for the Jubilarian Mass. Couples celebrating 25, 40, 45, 50 and 60 or more years of marriage gather each year to receive […]

Justice Scalia's Blistering Dissent in Defense of the People and Civility

Key parts of Justice Scalia’s dissent to the majority opinion on the Defense of Marriage Act (written by Justice Kennedy) are worth reading and pondering: “…to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to […]

Peters in NRO: More Than Marriage Is at Stake Now

Our Communications Director Thomas Peters writes in NRO about what else is at stake besides marriage in this debate: After today’s rulings by the Supreme Court, every American has a larger stake in the outcome of the marriage debate. No one can afford to stay out of this issue because these decisions today constitute a […]

How to Get Equipped for the Supreme Court’s Decisions

The Supreme Court has announced they will issue decisions in the Proposition 8 and DOMA cases tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10AM Eastern time. Heritage has posted a very helpful article explaining how we can prepare to stand up for marriage tomorrow: The Supreme Court is expected to rule in challenges to state and federal laws that define marriage […]

Franck: SSM and Religious Freedom, Fundamentally At Odds

In Public Discourse, Prof. Matthew Franck explains why we can’t protect religious liberty via exemptions from laws that redefine marriage: “In recent essays here at Public Discourse, Mark Regnerus argued that same-sex marriage would harm marriage for everyone, and John Smoot argued that it would be bad for children in particular. Today I want to show the damage […]

RNC Chairman Priebus: Answer NOM's Questions

Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus on the revelations made by NOM’s Chairman John Eastman: “…The IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, it seems, may go beyond just harassing those groups applying for 501(c)4 tax-exempt status — the letters, the ridiculous demands, the intrusive questions. They may also have been leaking (illegally) private tax information about certain […]

New Danish Study of 6.5 Million: Health Benefits of Marriage are Unique to Male-Female Unions

A new study in the Journal of Epidemiology followed 6.5 million Danish persons for nearly 30 years (for a total of 112.5 million person-years) looking at how living arrangements (being single, cohabiting, married, widowed or in a same-sex union) affected their health outcomes. From the official abstract: “[Hazard Ratios] for overall mortality changed markedly over […]

Anderson, Girgis & George: Protecting Marriage Bans Nothing and Allows Companionship

The authors of What is Marriage? One Man, One Woman, a Defense write in National Review Online that the conjugal view of marriage leaves everyone just as free to pursue companionship: “…Now then, the supporter of same-sex marriage asks, shall we deny all this [the benefits of marriage] to the thousands of men and women […]

Lopez: Lessons from France on the Myths of SSM

Robert Oscer Lopez writes in the Public Discourse: “…The French resistance to same-sex marriage has demonstrated that an ostensibly progressive nation that had little issue with homosexuality as a moral question can change its mind, not based on ignorance of reality, but based on knowing more about what same-sex marriage really means.  … The drop in support for […]

Anderson: Gay Marriage is Anything But Inevitable

Last week Ryan Anderson responded to the latest efforts to cut short the marriage debate by declaring SSM “inevitable”: Still, no one can deny that Americans’ support for marriage is not what it once was. This is largely because we have done an insufficient job of explaining what marriage is, why marriage matters, and what the […]

Regnerus on How SSM Will Change Marriage

Mark Regnerus, associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, responds to the Atlantic Monthly’s cover story on how redefining marriage will change marriage, arguing in the Public Discourse that “the sexual permissiveness of men will emerge a winner in the contest of ideas as same-sex marital norms begin to shape the […]

Read: Chairman John Eastman's Full Testimony Before Congress

Below is our Chairman Prof. John Eastman’s official testimony before Congress on the illegal release of NOM’s confidential tax documents: John Eastman House Ways and Means Committee Testimony

Video: NOM's Eastman on Cavuto, GretaWire, News Hour and Special Report

John Eastman personally appeared or his testimony was featured in several major broadcasts last night (and more to come!)– watch for yourself: Fox Business – Cavuto: Watch the latest video at Fox News – On the Record with Greta Van Susteren: Watch the latest video at PBS News Hour: Watch News Wrap: Conservative […]

Media Coverage of Chairman Eastman's Testimony

Dozens and dozens of major news outlets have picked up on the revelations made by our chairman, Prof. John Eastman, during his testimony today before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee — this isn’t counting all of the accolades he has received on Twitter and Facebook for standing up for the rights of Americans […]