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Urgent Need for Funds to File Supreme Court Brief



Marriage Supporter — You may remember that I told you last Friday that NOM is preparing to file a critically important brief with the US Supreme Court to challenge President Obama's authority to impose his dangerous gender ideology policies that allow biological males into intimate facilities reserved for females, such as showers and bathrooms. President Obama wants his badly misguided policies to be adopted by every public school in America, risking the privacy and safety of our children and grandchildren.

NOM's brief has been completed and is at the printer's office being readied for submission to the Court. But I am extremely concerned because we lack the funds to pay for the expenses associated with preparing and filing the brief.

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Please make an immediate emergency financial contribution of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more to help us cover the cost of this critically important undertaking.

Our brief focuses on convincing the Supreme Court to take the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. Much of our argument is a purely legal one about the need for the Court to clarify, or reverse, a prior holding that liberal judges are wrongly using to give great deference to anything President Obama's administration wants to do in his quest to remake America. But a critical element of the brief brings to the attention of the Supreme Court more than two dozen examples of cases where men, many claiming to be transgender, have violated the privacy of women in bathrooms, showers and other intimate areas. Some of these women have been assaulted, others humiliated when they were recorded by men using cell phones or other recording equipment.

We believe there is a good chance that the US Supreme Court will accept this case, and then we can use it to put an end to President Obama's attempts to redefine gender in the same way he redefined marriage. But first we need to cover the budget shortfall created by this case.

We are thousands of dollars in the hole as a result of this fight and I am counting on you to help us cover the expense. Please make an immediate contribution of whatever you can afford — $25, $35, $50, $100, or even $250. Some people will make a sacrifice to give $10, and we appreciate their sacrifice greatly. Other supporters have been blessed with resources and perhaps can consider a larger gift of $500, $1,500 or even $2,500.

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Whatever amount is right for you, please act today so that we can cover the budget shortfall created by the opportunity to use this case to stop President Obama's insane, dangerous gender agenda.

Thank you for whatever support you can provide. We'll post the brief to the NOM blog just as soon as it is available, and update you accordingly.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Groundbreaking Study Destroys 'Born That Way' Myth



Dear Marriage Supporter,

As you may recall, I told you recently about a groundbreaking study released a few weeks ago by the independent journal The New Atlantis that completely undercuts the foundation of the LGBT agenda, which has sought to convince people that gays and lesbians are "born that way." The report also explodes the gender ideology movement, showing the falsehood of claims that people can be "trapped in the wrong body" or that gender is somehow different from biological sex and can be changed based on someone's feelings and "identity."

LGBT extremists are in panic mode because they fully realize that if the truth of human sexuality comes to be known and understood by the American people, their political movement will be damaged. They will have a much harder time pushing their ideology on children in the public schools, and it will be much more difficult to convince judges to impose their agenda on the American people.

The LGBT lobby and their allies in the media are hoping that this critical new report will just be ignored, but we are determined to work to publicize it so that the American people can assess the situation for themselves.

We've put together a short video highlighting and summarizing some of the key findings of the report, and I hope you'll take two minutes to watch it now:

If you agree with us that this report needs to be widely disseminated, please share the video with all your friends on social media, and email it to your contacts.

The New Atlantis report was prepared by two of the nation's foremost medical and psychiatric experts and is based on a comprehensive review of hundreds of pieces of scientific literature, including nearly 200 peer-reviewed studies. It finds that there is no scientific basis for the notion that gays and lesbians are ‘born that way' with a fixed, immutable sexual orientation. In fact, the report notes that as many as 80% of male adolescents who claim a gay sexual orientation will change their preference by the time they are into adulthood! Likewise, the report shows that the vast majority of "transgender" children who feel an attachment to the opposite gender grow out of it by the time they become adults.

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The entire LGBT political movement has been built on a false foundation, that those choosing their lifestyle actually have no choice. Yet science is not on their side. There is no evidence that people are born gay or lesbian.

The "born that way" myth has played a huge role in the advance of the LGBT political movement. It's at the root of public empathy for those advocating the redefinition of marriage.

While we have a long fight ahead of us to reverse the Supreme Court's decision on marriage, we still have time to stop the movement to redefine gender, a movement that will have catastrophic consequences for our whole society, but especially for children and adolescents.

The best way to combat a political agenda is to present impartial facts, and that's what is done in The New Atlantis report. The authors are not political people, they are medical experts. Their only concern is for the health of the public, especially vulnerable children. That is our concern as well.

While the media has tried to bury this important study, there has been some decent reporting of it. Below, you'll find some links to stories you can read and share with your family, friends and contacts.

Thank you for your continued support of marriage and for your concern for children. Please share our new video with everyone you can.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Media Coverage of The New Atlantis report on Sexuality and Gender:

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Our legal brief opposing President Obama



Dear Marriage Supporter,

As you know from my email from earlier in the week, NOM is working on a critical legal brief to challenge President Obama's authority to decree that men can be women, and women can be men, by claiming a "gender identity" that is opposite to their actual biological sex. Obama is attempting to impose this dangerous ideology on children in our public schools and we are determined to stop him.

I just spoke with Dr. John Eastman, NOM's chairman and one of the nation's top constitutional lawyers, about the brief. He tells me that it will be a powerful refutation of this insane gender policy that President Obama seeks to impose on our schools and throughout society.

But in order to complete and file this brief, we need to raise $12,000 in the next week. Will you help us with an immediate contribution of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more?

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Led by Dr. Eastman, we have a team of lawyers and researchers working hard on this critical legal brief. We're urging the US Supreme Court to take up the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board so that we can put an end to President Obama's dangerous policy that risks the privacy and safety of children in school.

"G.G." is a female student who claims a male "gender identity." When she began to use the restrooms reserved for males, irate parents flooded the school board with complaints. In response, the school reiterated its policy that students must use restrooms based on their actual sex, but attempted to accommodate her by constructing a single-stall restroom that she could use, along with other students who sought privacy. However, this was not acceptable to "G.G." who was working with the ACLU and claimed she was "stigmatized" every time she went to the restroom. She sued the school board in federal court, claiming their restroom policy violated Title IX's prohibition on sex discrimination, but lost when the federal judge appropriately ruled that Title IX does not recognize "gender identity" as a substitute for biologic sex. Unfortunately, the 4th District Court of Appeals overturned the judge's ruling, citing President Obama's "guidance letter" to schools asserting that "sex" under federal law includes "gender identity."

The US Supreme Court then unexpectedly stepped into the fray, issuing an emergency order on a 5-3 vote to put the appeals court ruling on hold, a big win for the school district that wants to protect the privacy and safety of students in school. Now the school district is asking the Supreme Court to take their case so it can definitively rule that federal law does not require schools to open the most intimate areas of campus — restrooms, locker rooms and showers — to students of the opposite sex.

NOM's legal brief will urge the US Supreme Court to take this case so that it can rule against President Obama and put an end to his attempt to redefine gender.

But in order to complete our brief and file it with the US Supreme Court, we need to raise $12,000 in the next week. Can you help us with an emergency financial contribution?

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It is critical that we succeed in convincing the US Supreme Court to stop President Obama from his attempt to single-handedly rewrite federal law to decree that men can be women, and women can be men, at whim, simply by declaring a gender-identity opposite to their actual gender.

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Obama is hell-bent on imposing his dangerous policy in his quest to fundamentally remake America. In addition to imposing it on our nation's public schools, he's required medical professionals and health insurance plans to provide gender transition services and procedures, and the other day he extended his order to housing, including emergency shelters! Under President Obama's insane gender ideology, a battered woman who has suffered terrible abuse at the hands of a man will now have to share her shelter with men. This is how far President Obama is willing to go to appease the LGBT extremists who are his strongest backers.

Please act today with an emergency financial contribution of whatever you can afford to help us stop President Obama from redefining gender just as he succeeded in redefining marriage. A contribution of $25, $50, $100 or $250 or more will make a big difference in helping us complete and file our legal brief. Some supporters blessed with resources might be able to make a gift of $500, $1,000, $2,500 or even $5,000. Other families sacrifice to give $10 or $15 to help. Whatever amount is right for you, please act today so that we can complete this critical task.

Thank you for all you've done and for acting at this critical time.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Help us Fight President Obama In Court



Dear Marriage Supporter,

As you know, President Obama is intent on remaking the fundamental nature of America, and now that he only has a few months left in his presidency, he's on a frenzied pace to advance his agenda. Having succeeded in redefining marriage in the law, he now wants to redefine humanity itself, changing us from being made male and female into beings whose gender is flexible and fluid, something that people have the power to adjust to suit their feelings. He's targeting children in public school with this approach.

This is an extremely dangerous ideology that has the potential of unleashing untold physical and psychological horror on the most vulnerable of our citizens, especially for confused children.

Some of our best medical and psychological experts strongly warn against pursuing the gender ideology being advanced by President Obama and his LGBT extremist allies. The American College of Pediatricians said several weeks ago that gender ideology harms children. They say that conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is child abuse.

As he did with marriage, President Obama is not asking voters to support his dangerous agenda; instead, he is seeking to impose it through regulations and the courts. And that is where NOM is prepared to fight him — in court.

We are preparing legal briefs right now in several cases but we need your help to be effective. Please make a contribution of $15, $35, $50, $100 or $500 or more so that we can complete the legal briefs that are underway.

We have some of the nation's top legal experts in the country working on our briefs, and they believe we have an excellent chance of prevailing. You see, President Obama is simply making up a rationale to justify his extreme position on gender. Without any legal authority, Obama says that when Congress wrote anti-sex discrimination laws decades ago, they surely meant to include “gender identity” in the definition of sex. Of course, that is preposterous.

Even though we have a strong legal case, we can't take anything for granted. We need to make sure the strongest legal case possible is presented, and we need your financial assistance to complete the task.

I'm asking you to make a financial contribution of whatever you can afford so that our lawyers have the resources they need to be successful. Please consider a contribution of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or even $500. If you've been blessed with substantial resources, please consider a gift of $1,000, $2,500 or even $5,000.

We are still furious over the US Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage, an illegitimate and anti-constitutional ruling. It may take us years to reverse that ruling, and we will fight every day toward that objective.

But we don't have to have a years-long legal fight on gender identity. We can win a decisive victory in the next few months that will hold for a lifetime, or more. And a victory on gender could have the added benefit of energizing some of our supporters who have become demoralized over the direction of the courts, thus reinvigorating the fight to restore marriage.

Please act today with a generous financial contribution so that we have the resources we need to present the best legal case possible for the truth that we were made male and female, and that political correctness does not justify inflicting what amounts to child abuse on gender-confused children.

We're counting on your gift of $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more to fight President Obama's dangerous gender ideology in court, where we are convinced we can secure a great victory.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Will you stand with Mexico?



Dear Marriage Supporter,

I wrote to you yesterday about the historic events underway in Mexico, where millions have taken to the streets to protest the government's proposals, led by President Enrique Peña Nieto, to impose same-sex 'marriage' across Mexico and also to have dangerous gender theories taught to Mexican children in all public schools.

We launched a petition to show support for the Mexican people as they continue to speak truth to power, and in just 24 hours we've had a tremendous response: nearly 4,000 of you have signed to voice your solidarity with our brothers and sisters in this important fight!

If you haven't yet signed our petition, I'd urge you to please do so right now.

We know from our friends on the ground in Mexico that the President's administration and the ruling party are feeling the pressure, and it will be a great encouragement to the leaders of the Mexican pro-family movement when I deliver these signatures personally to them on September 24th at the major event they're holding in Mexico City.

But today I want to let you know about another effort we're engaging in order to show our support and help the Frente Nacional por la Familia draw attention to President Peña Nieto's radical proposals.

On Friday, September 23rd, NOM — along with our allies, the World Congress of Families and CitizenGO — will be holding a rally in Washington, DC in front of the Mexican embassy beginning at noon. We will have speakers voice the American people's unity of purpose with the Mexican people in this effort, and we will deliver a letter to the embassy letting the Mexican government know that the cause of defending the family is a global effort.

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Similar rallies are going to be taking place the same day at Mexican embassies in countries throughout the world. This is a truly historic moment, and I hope you will be a part of it!

Here is how you can become involved in this truly momentous world-wide demonstration of support the day before millions of our Mexican brothers and sisters march in their nation's capital in defense of marriage and family:

  1. If you haven't done so yet, please sign our petition of support for the Frente Nacional por la Familia and their millions of supporters across Mexico as they work to defend the family against the tangible and ideological threats of same-sex 'marriage' and gender ideology.
  2. If you are in or around Washington, DC and you are able, please come to the Mexican embassy at noon on Friday, September 23rd to show your support. The media in American and across the world have been ignoring the historic movement underway in Mexico, but the events at Mexican embassies worldwide will help draw international attention to this movement and send a signal that even the biased media cannot ignore.
  3. Invite your friends and family to sign the petition, and if you know anyone who can make it to the rally in DC, encourage them to attend.
  4. Follow the hashtag #DefendemosLaFamilia on Facebook and Twitter, and "like," "share," and "retweet" pictures and stories about the embassy rallies on September 23rd and the National March for the Family in Mexico City on September 24th.

Marriage Supporter, we really are witnessing a historic groundswell in support of marriage and family, not only in Mexico but across the globe, and I truly hope that you will become a part of this tremendous moment by helping in whatever way you can.

¡Viva la Familia!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Please Sign Our Petition To Stand With Mexico To Support Marriage, Children and Parental Rights



Dear Marriage Supporter,

As we told you last week, our friends at Frente Nacional por la Familia (National Front for the Family) are leading a nationwide protest of citizens in Mexico to oppose the attempt of the ruling government party led by President Enrique Peña Nieto, to impose widespread legal recognition of same-sex unions throughout the country, and well as "gender identity" ideology that damages children who are taught in public school that they can choose their gender. President Peña Nieto's "reforms" also undermine the right of parents to decide on the education of their children according to their own convictions and principles.

The Mexican people have responded in force to protest this action by the government. Nearly 1.2 million people participated in marches this past weekend in 122 cities and towns in Mexico. That is amazing! Check out these photos:

But the protests are far from over. In fact, I am travelling to Mexico City on September 24th to participate in a National March for the Family that is being organized by National Front for the Family. The National Organization for Marriage strongly supports this protest.

In connection with this, NOM is launching a petition drive to give you and all our supporters here in the US the opportunity to add your own voice to Mexico's National March for the Family. Even though most people can't be there in person, you can lend your name and moral support to the effort to uphold marriage, protect children from "gender ideology" and support the right of parents to direct their children's education according to their own values and principles.

Please sign our petition to support the National March for the Family in Mexico

I will personally deliver this petition to the leaders of National Front for the Family, including my friend, Rodrigo Ivan Cortes, when I meet with them in Mexico City.

The National March for the Family has the potential of being the largest single demonstration of support for marriage, children and parental rights in history. Beyond its significance in the domestic affairs of Mexico, this march also can help renew activism in support of marriage here in America, and help show how opposed people are to "gender identity" ideology being pushed by LGBT extremists and their allies among the elite, including President Obama.

Please sign our petition showing your support of the National March for the Family in Mexico.

Remember, I will personally deliver the petition when I meet with National March leaders in Mexico City on September 24th. I'd like to bring with me a list of tens of thousands — if not hundreds of thousands — of people who wish to show their support of the protest in Mexico. I would be honored to see your name alongside mine, and those of countless others.

Thank you for your support of marriage and NOM. Please join me in signing the petition to stand with the people of Mexico during this critical time.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Our petition in support of the National March for the Family in Mexico has the potential of adding hundreds of thousands of supporters to the more than 1 million Mexicans who are marching for the truth of marriage, gender and parental rights. Please sign our petition today.


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¡Viva La Familia!



Dear Marriage Supporter,

I've got some big news that should encourage and inspire you, and which you probably won't hear about in the mainstream media. This Saturday, throughout Mexico, about 100 simultaneous marches will be taking place demanding that the government protect the truth of marriage and gender, and the rights of parents to educate their children. The marches are expected to bring upward of 1 million Mexicans into the streets to stand up for marriage and family!

The marches are being planned and coordinated by the Frente Nacional por la Familia (FNF) one of whose leaders is my friend Rodrigo Ivan Cortez. Rodrigo is pictured below during a recent meeting he had with Pope Francis to inform him about the upcoming rallies.

The FNF has already had a tremendous impact in Mexico. When Mexico's president, Enrico Peña Nieto, attempted earlier this year to impose widespread legal recognition of same-sex unions throughout the country, and well as dangerous ‘gender ideology,' the FNF organized protest rallies across the nation and called for voters to reject the ruling PRI party. PRI subsequently suffered historic losses in local elections.

The marches this weekend are intended to build strong public support for several reforms being advocated by the organizers:

  1. Explicit recognition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman;

  2. Affirmation of the right of children to have a mother and a father;

  3. Rejection of "gender identity" proposals as well as the redefinition of marriage and all other anti-family policy suggestions made by President Peña Nieto.

But this weekend's marches won't be the end of the effort: far from it. A huge national march is scheduled to take place in Mexico City on September 24th, and I'm planning to be there to march alongside our friends in Mexico and show solidarity with their efforts.

We'll have a full report on the success of the marches next week, but you can watch yourself for news on social media under the hashtag #DefendemosLaFamilia.

Please keep the organizers of these historic marches on Saturday in your thoughts and prayers. If you have friends or family living in Mexico, please make sure they are aware of the marches and urge them to participate.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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We exceeded all objectives!



Marriage Supporter — It took a few days to pull all the numbers, but the final accounting on our Summer Membership Drive is complete, and here's the great news:

We raised $57,874.88 during our drive, exceeding our goal of $52,500! Thank you so much!!

And here is some more great news: We had 1,231 people make donations during the Summer Membership Drive, contributing an average of $47 each. This also exceeded our goal of an average of $35!

This fantastic news should really encourage and inspire all of us. Not only has NOM received some much-needed funding during the slowest time of the year for donations, but we showed that the idea that people have given up on marriage is completely false. Our supporters are engaged, active and committed!

Now that Labor Day has passed, the pace of activities will ramp up significantly, and you'll be hearing from us frequently on a number of important matters. But before we transition to all these other priorities, I wanted to make sure that you got the great news that we exceeded our fundraising objectives for the Summer Membership Drive and express my deep thanks to everyone. This was only possible because of the faithful generosity of our donors, and the prayers of our supporters.

Thank you for this great result!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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One more day



Dear Marriage Supporter,

One day. Just one day to go to meet our membership goals. I don't want to wake up tomorrow and see that we have failed. There's too much at stake.

NOM has always been at the vanguard of fighting for the truth that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. We don't care about the odds, we know that it's our God-given duty to stand and fight for this truth in and out of season.  And even when some folks have given up, we've just charged forward more determined.

From defeating Republican candidates who betray marriage to passing laws that stop the next step in the same-marriage agenda—so-called gender identity and "bathroom" bills—we've been your voice.

We can't fail now.

Will you make your membership contribution today?  Let's do this together.

I'm in for $15

I'm in for $35

I'm in for $50

I'm in for $500

I'm in for $1000

I'm in for more.

God bless,

Brian S Brown


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We need your help to make it



Marriage Supporter — We have less than two days left in our Summer Membership Drive, and we're now in the most difficult stretch. Many of our most generous supporters have already contributed. Many others are worried about their first of the month bills, and lots of families have children returning to school. All of this makes finishing our Summer Membership Drive strong a difficult task.

I'm asking you to make a special sacrifice by making a contribution of at least $35 today to support the Summer Membership Drive. Your contribution will help ensure that our critical programs will continue — things like fighting for legal protections for supporters of marriage, highlighting the intolerance of LGBT extremists who insist that every person in the country go along with their agenda, and fighting against President Obama's attempt to redefine gender now that marriage has been redefined in the law.

I hope you will be one of the 160 supporters we need to step up today to help us eliminate our budget deficit with a contribution of at least $35. We're headed into the most important period of the year, and it's critical that we know we will have the resources we need to be successful.

I know it is a real sacrifice for many to give, but I hope you will be able to make that sacrifice. A great deal is riding on the success of this Summer Membership Drive, and with less than two days left, we have to make an all-out push because we are short of our goal. Please help with a contribution of at least $35 right away.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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