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Friends — I just met with my team and learned we are seriously behind our fundraising goals for the first half of the year, which ends at midnight on Thursday.

In fact, unless we get contributions from 3,050 supporters in the next 48 hours I’m going to have to cut our budget right as we head into one of the most important periods ever for the fight for marriage and religious liberty.

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I have to be honest, we’ve never been in a bigger hole and I am freaking out. In the past, we had reserves saved up to help cushion a shortfall, but our reserves are gone.

Not only are we looking at major fights in the next few months, including pushing for passage of the First Amendment Defense Act, but we’re headed into the slowest time of year for fundraising as families take time off for vacations and travel.

The fight for marriage, religious liberty, and gender sanity is completely dependent on the grassroots. Is there ANY WAY that you can be one of the 3,050 people we need to step up in the next 48 hours with a contribution of $35? If you can give more than that, please do! But your gift of $35 combined with those of 3,049 other supporters will raise what we need to get through the summer intact.

We’ve been focused so much on the successful March for Marriage and helping our allies like the Just Want Privacy campaign in Washington state that we haven’t put enough emphasis on our own needs for funding to pay our bills. Now we’re facing an emergency shortfall with only 48 hours left before our first half of the year deadline.

Immediately show your support

I hate to ask you again to give, but we don’t have huge donors to go to. We only have the grassroots.

Is there any way at all that you can step up with a gift of $35 or more to help us at this critical time? Boy, I sure hope so.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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2016 March for Marriage Was A Great Success!



Dear Marriage Supporter,

I'm writing with great news — the 2016 March for Marriage this past Saturday in Washington was a tremendous success! We had about 400 people join us at the rally and march and they were an enthusiastic and inspiring group of supporters!

Many families came together to march. One family I spoke with drove down from Philadelphia. Another family came from Long Island. We had people join us from as far away as Utah and California. I met people from throughout the north east and the south. One supporter even came from Sri Lanka to be with us!

In short it was a great event! You can see some photos here.

Of course, like in the early years of the March for Life after the Roe v. Wade decision, we expected that the crowd would be smaller than past marches because people are still grieving from the US Supreme Court's illegitimate decision redefining marriage. But continuing the March for Marriage gives supporters of marriage an important event to rally around and come to realize that they are not alone in supporting marriage as the union of one man and one woman. So like the annual March for Life, we are very confident that as word spreads, the size of the march will continue to grow every year going forward.

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Mark your calendar — next year's 2017 March for Marriage is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th.

I am grateful to all those who made a financial contribution to support this year's March for Marriage. Unfortunately, we still have about $3,000 in unpaid bills that must be covered so if you have not yet made a contribution to help, please do so today. Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more is tax deductible and will help us close the books on a tremendously successful March for Marriage and allow us to focus on some incredibly important upcoming activities.

Right after the March for Marriage, a high-ranking member of the House of Representatives told a NOM representative that the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) is definitely going to be voted on soon. This critical legislation is needed to protect the right of Americans to support marriage as one man/one woman without being targeted by the federal government for harassment and punishment. NOM will be at the forefront fighting for the passage of FADA.

I thank all of you who held us in your prayers, who volunteered, who posted about the March on social media, who made a financial contribution to help defray the costs and who attended the March in Washington. Please act today to help us take care of remaining expenses. Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $250 or whatever you can afford will be much appreciated.

Again, thanks to all who helped make this critical March for Marriage a success. I am excited and encouraged by all our supporters who remain firm in their belief that marriage is and always will be as God created it — the union of one man and one woman!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Emergency Appeal - 48 Hours to Help Repeal a Dangerous Rule



Dear Marriage Supporter,

Across the nation the gender-bending ideology of the Obama administration and LGBT extremists is being imposed by government bureaucrats without regard to the safety or privacy of girls and women. In Washington state, we have a chance to do something to stop it, but only if we act immediately to help with an urgent appeal.

Washington state's grossly mis-named and unelected Human Rights Commission took the horrendous step of passing a rule that opened all of the state's public locker rooms, bathrooms, and other intimate facilities to men simply based on them claiming a female 'gender identity.' It applies to every public school, park, ball field and public building.

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The good news is that NOM has joined with our allies at the Washington Family Policy Institute to back the Just Want Privacy campaign, to give the voters of Washington the ability to repeal this dangerous rule at the ballot box this November. The campaign needs to gather 300,000 signatures by July 8th, and they have an energetic army of volunteers working across the state to collect signatures. Committed grassroots supporters are actively gathering signatures in churches, neighborhoods, and at scores of community events throughout the state. It is an impressive effort, but more needs to be done.

The campaign has an immediate need to raise $100,000 to be successful. To help them reach that goal a generous donor has offered to match every contribution given before Wednesday 5PM PDT up to $50,000. The funds are needed right away to support distribution of petitions through the volunteer network, as well as mounting a strategic professional signature effort to supplement what the volunteers are able to collect. The campaign has issued an emergency appeal and I am asking all of NOM's supporters to help.

Please make an immediate contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more directly to the Just Want Privacy campaign. Your gift will be doubled if you contribute before Wednesday afternoon and will be used to support the petition drive to put the initiative on the ballot so that voters can repeal this dangerous "gender identity" bathroom rule this November. (Please note Washington State requires Just Want Privacy to report donor data for gifts over $25, including employment information if the donor's aggregate giving exceeds $100.)

The fundraising needs of the Just Want Privacy campaign are significant, but with the $50,000 matching gift program their goal is reachable. For every dollar you contribute, the campaign will receive two dollars! That is why I am asking you to help Just Want Privacy with a generous contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more knowing that your gift will be doubled. If you've been blessed with greater resources, please consider a gift of $1,000, $1,500, or even $2,500. Whatever you give will be matched dollar for dollar.

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In Washington State 75% of those polled agree men do not belong in intimate facilities reserved for girls and women such as locker and changing rooms or bathrooms and showers. If we can get the measure on the ballot, we have an excellent chance to repeal this dangerous rule. Our children deserve to have their privacy respected and their safety protected. Women deserve safe places. The unelected bureaucrats on the Human Rights Commission have forced on Washingtonians — mother and fathers, sons and daughters — as well businesses, a horrendously bad and dangerous law that no legislator or voter has ever approved that puts the political demands of a very small minority over the safety and privacy of the rest of the citizenry.

Just Want Privacy can reverse this travesty at the ballot box in November, but only if they get the necessary signatures by July 8th into the Secretary of State's office. However, I am going to be blunt — our allies in Washington State need help from across the nation to raise the necessary funds to gather the signatures.

Please take advantage of this special opportunity to have your contribution matched dollar-for-dollar by supporting the Just Want Privacy campaign today.

I don't have to tell you what is at stake. Unless voters have the ability to put a stop to the unfair, unjust and dangerous rules imposed by the unelected and grossly misnamed Human Rights Commission, girls and women will have their privacy and safety jeopardized in the most intimate of facilities — bathrooms, showers, locker rooms and changing areas. Victims of sexual assault have testified that they are haunted by memories of their assaults as they are confronted by biological males. None of this is necessary. The needs of the few transgendered individuals can be accommodated without jeopardizing the safety and privacy of the rest of the citizenry.

And keep this in mind: if we can win this November in Washington state, we will send a message to policymakers across the country that voters do not support this dangerous gender ideology being pushed on the nation by Obama and his extremist LGBT allies.

Just Want Privacy has two weeks left to finish gathering 300,000 signatures to qualify their initiative for the ballot and to allow Washingtonians not just to repeal this unsafe rule but to also send a message to the whole nation that the people can stand up against the insanity pushed on us by LGBT-extremists and their friends in government and big business.

Please make a generous contribution immediately to Just Want Privacy knowing that your gift will be doubled thanks to a matching campaign made possible by a major donor in Washington state.

Thank you.

Brian S Brown


PS — Every dollar you give to the Just Want Privacy campaign will mean that two dollars can be devoted to supporting the collection of the needed signatures to repeal the "gender identity" rule that risks the privacy and safety of girls and women. Please give today!


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Four Days Left - Will you be at the March for Marriage this Saturday?

Dear Marriage Supporter,

The 2016 March for Marriage is just four days away. Will you be able to join us in Washington, DC on Saturday for this critical event? Please go to our special website at www.marriagemarch.org to find all the details and to RSVP. By letting us know that you plan to attend, not only will we have a better idea of how many will be joining us, but we will be able to stay in touch with you to share any last minute updates. So please RSVP today.

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This year's March for Marriage is the first since the US Supreme Court illegitimately redefined marriage last year, tossing aside both legal precedent and the votes of fifty million Americans and countless legislators in order to impose their own values on the nation. Not only will we protest that illegitimate and anti-constitutional decision, but we'll protest the efforts of President Obama to redefine gender as he pushes the gender ideology of LGBT extremists. And we will call on Congress to enact critical legal protections for Americans who continue to believe in the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

NOM has an aggressive plan to fight back against the Supreme Court's profoundly unjust and unprincipled decision, and we look forward to leading a group of committed supporters at this year's March for Marriage.

Please make every effort to join us this Saturday in Washington, DC. Go to www.marriagemarch.org to get all the details you need about the March, and to register to attend.

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Whether you can attend the March or not, please also consider making a financial contribution to help defray the costs of the event. We are still over $6,000 short of what we need to pay all the bills for security, staging, sound, promotion, etc. If you have already given to help cover the March expenses, thank you! But if not, I am asking you to make an immediate financial contribution of $35, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more to help us cover our budget shortfall. If God has blessed you with generous financial resources, please consider making a contribution of $1,000, $2,500 or even $5,000. But whatever amount you decide is right given your circumstances, please act today.

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Finally, please keep all of us in prayer as we work feverishly on all the many elements of planning the 2016 March for Marriage. It's a tough job, but we know that we're engaged in a righteous cause that puts us on the right side of history – and eternity! Knowing that you are praying for us is a great blessing.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

PS – Please forward this email to all your friends and contacts, including those on social media, and ask them to attend the March for Marriage this Saturday and make a financial contribution to ensure its success. Thank you.

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Happy Father's Day Weekend!



Dear Marriage Supporter,

There is an old story about a father and his sons roughhousing in the front yard with a football, tearing up the turf in their careless play. Then the boys' mother came out on the front porch and yelled at the father that they were destroying the beautifully manicured lawn. He looked up from his position on the ground after having been tackled by his sons, and responded with a shrug, "We're not growing grass here; we're growing boys."

On this Father's Day weekend, as we at NOM continue to work hard in preparation for the 4th annual March for Marriage — now just a week away — I think that little story serves as an important reminder for all of us of the essential reasons why we're marching on June 25th.

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One thing it reminds us is that Moms and Dads each bring their own unique and important contributions to the lives of their children and to the enterprise of parenting. On this weekend we think particularly about the role of fathers in kids' lives and in society — a role that is special and irreplaceable and of unspeakable value. To acknowledge this in no way disparages the role of mothers, least of all those mothers who must heroically endeavor to raise children on their own. But we know that even the very best Mom is not a Dad; and that the opposite is true as well. Incredibly, though, we live in an age when this common-sense observation, of a truth we all know directly from our experience, has somehow become controversial to proclaim. Evidently, it flies in the face of "political correctness" and "triggers" those who willfully choose to maintain a hypersensitivity to reality.

The story reminds us that boys and girls are different, too. Amazingly, this has perhaps become an even more controversial thing to say than observing that mothers and fathers are different! It is a sad irony that often the very people who deny any difference between girls and boys then turn around and wonder why young men and women don't know how to behave toward one another in ways that are upright and honorable. Pundits on the news shows this weekend will sit at round tables and scratch their heads and wonder why we have a "problem" in our society respecting fatherhood: why are there so many absentee Dads, so many Dads who run out on their obligations, who mistreat their wives or children? The simple answer — though I don't imagine many of them will discover it, despite all their efforts — is that those fathers never learned to be good men. But how will we fix that problem for future generations if we insist on drilling into the minds of our youth now that there's nothing special about being a boy, just as there is about being a girl; about being a man or being a woman; about being a father or being a mother? We're marching in our nation's Capital in a week's time because we know how dangerous it is to treat gender as a mere chosen "identity," something interchangeable or indefinite. We're marching because we know good men and fathers don't just grow like the grass: they're raised — ideally by their own fathers who love them well.

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The final thing that the little story about the dad and his boys messing up the lawn reminds us all, and perhaps the most important, is that we aren't waging this fight because of animus or hatred, bigotry or ideology. We're fighting to protect and preserve the things we love most dearly. We're marching in Washington, D.C. next weekend not because we deny anyone's dignity or harbor ill-will toward anyone: we're marching for our faith, for our families, and for our freedoms. The writer G.K. Chesterton once said that the true soldier fights not because he hates that which is in front of him, but because he loves that which is behind him. As a father myself, I know that one of the basic tests of how to be a good Dad is to try to pass on to your own kids a better world than the one you received. We're marching in Washington not just for marriage and families in general: we're marching for our own marriages and for our own families. I hope that, if you haven't already committed to do so, you will come and join us.

May you and your family have a very happy Father's Day weekend, and I hope you will share this message with your family and friends and encourage them to join us next weekend as we march for the truth of marriage and the truth about men and women, which includes the truth that fatherhood is a special and sacred thing.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Help Us Raise the Remaining $12,500 to Fund the March for Marriage



Dear Marriage Supporter,

As you know, the 2016 March for Marriage is scheduled for just 9 days from now and we are working around the clock to get ready for the big event. We're finalizing the staging and sound systems, pushing hard with promotion, working to confirm speakers, putting the finishing touches on security plans and taking reservations from across the country. We expect hundreds of people to join us in DC on Saturday, June 25th for this important March.

But there is one major element of preparation that needs immediate attention — we have a $12,500 shortfall that must be eliminated for the March to be completed on budget. Just a week ago we had a $25,000 shortfall, and with the help of many supporters have cut that in half. But unless we can raise the remaining $12,500 before June 25th, we run the risk of ending up in debt and having to cut other critical programs.

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I am asking you to make an immediate financial contribution of $35, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more to help us cover our budget shortfall. If God has blessed you with generous financial resources, please consider making a contribution of $1,000, $2,500 or even $5,000. But whatever amount you decide is right given your circumstances, please act today.

We will be releasing a preliminary list of speakers next week. I know that you will be inspired and pumped up to hear from leaders of the marriage movement, and to join with them in marching to the US Supreme Court to protest the illegitimate redefining of marriage in our nation's laws. We're also protesting President Obama's illegal and outrageous attempt to redefine gender. And we're marching to demand that Congress enact laws to protect supporters of marriage from discrimination and persecution by the government.

I hope you will be able to come to Washington to join with us on June 25th. All the details for the March are available here. Please let us know if you will be attending so that we have an idea about how many people to expect.



2016 March for Marriage
Washington, DC
Saturday, June 25th
11:30am until 2:00pm

All the details are available at the March for Marriage website.

Join Us at the March for Marriage




But even if you can't personally attend the March this year, you can still be a champion for marriage by making an urgently-needed financial contribution. Please give whatever you can — whether that be $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 or more. Your contribution is tax deductible, and will be put to immediate use to help ensure that this year's critical March is a success.

If you have already made a financial contribution to support the March for Marriage, thank you! If not, please act today. And don't forget to use the share and email buttons below to let all your friends and contacts know about the March for Marriage and explain how they can support us as well.

Thank you!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Support HR 5053 to Stop IRS Abuses



Dear Marriage Supporter,

Important legislation inspired by the illegal leak of NOM's confidential donor information to our chief political opponent by the IRS is making its way through Congress. It has passed the House of Representatives and now is moving to the Senate. HR 5053, the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act authored by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), would prohibit the IRS from collecting individual donor information from nonprofit entities, including NOM. We urge you to contact your federal Senators urging them to support this critical legislation. You can find information on how to contact the Senate here.

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In March 2012, NOM's confidential tax return and donor information was published by our main political rival, the grossly misnamed Human Rights Campaign (HRC). HRC had been unsuccessfully seeking NOM's confidential donor information for years, but that information is not public. NOM conducted a high-level investigation and determined that the confidential donor information published by the HRC was leaked by the IRS itself. At the time of the illegal action by IRS officials, the head of the HRC was serving as a national co-chairman of President Obama's reelection campaign. The IRS denied that they leaked the information — going so far as to claim that NOM must have given the HRC our confidential tax information and list of top donors — but after NOM filed a federal lawsuit, the tax agency was forced to admit wrongdoing and paid NOM $50,000 in damages.

HR 5053 would stop future abuses of this sort by prohibiting the IRS from gaining access to confidential donor information of individuals who contribute to nonprofit organizations.

March for Marriage Attracting Attendees From Across America

Citizens from across the nation are registering their intent to attend the 2016 March for Marriage on Saturday, June 25th, in Washington, DC. People are coming to the nation's capital to join us from as far away as California. Hundreds have registered to attend, and we urge you to make plans to join us as well.



2016 March for Marriage
Washington, DC
Saturday, June 25th
11:30am until 2:00pm

All the details are available at the March for Marriage website.

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The March for Marriage is a critical event designed to serve as a rallying point to protest the illegitimate and anti-constitutional ruling of the US Supreme Court to redefine marriage in the law. We are also marching to protest President Obama's illegal attempts to redefine gender, and risk the privacy and safety of girls and women in the process. And we will use this occasion to demand that Congress pass the First Amendment Defense Act, critical legislation needed to protect people who support marriage from being persecuted by the government for maintaining these beliefs.

All the information you need about the March for Marriage is available here.

As you know, putting on an event of this magnitude is expensive. We have devoted all our available financial resources to the March, but are still $15,000 short of what we need to pay the bills. Please make an immediate financial contribution of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500 or even $1,000 or more to help us make ends meet.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Only 11 Days To Pull This Off... Please Help!



Dear Marriage Supporter,

Friends — The entire NOM staff is working long days getting ready for the 2016 March for Marriage, which is only eleven days away. I'm proud of every one of us for the effort that is being put forth dealing with all the preparations for a major event like this. It will be difficult, but we'll get the job done (with the help of some great volunteers).

I hope that you will do your part by arranging your schedule to attend the March on Saturday, June 25th. We need every supporter of traditional marriage to come to the nation's capital to protest the illegitimate ruling of the Supreme Court redefining marriage, and to also protest President Obama's outrageous and illegal actions to redefine gender.

2016 March for Marriage

Washington, DC
Saturday, June 25th
11:30am until 2:00pm

All the details about the March are available here.

As hard as we are working to get ready for the March, there's something that we can't do on our own — we can't pay for it. We are still $17,500 short of what we need to raise to cover the costs, and I have to confess that's a big worry.

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If you have already made a special contribution to help with the March, thank you! If not, will you consider making an immediate contribution of $35, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 to help cover the costs of the March for Marriage? If God has blessed you with greater resources, perhaps you could give $1,000, $2,500 or even $5,000. Whatever amount is right for you, please act today.

Our model for the March for Marriage is, of course, the March for Life, which has grown over the years to be the largest annual event in Washington, DC. But, it wasn't always this way. The initial few Marches were small as the pro-life community grieved the loss of Roe v Wade and struggled to rebuild. Similarly, many Americans grieve the loss of marriage in the Obergefell decision and they, too, are wondering how to express their grief. Thus, the 2016 March for Marriage is critical to show the majority of Americans who continue to believe that marriage is as God created it — the union of one man and one woman — that resistance is strong and that the marriage movement remains vital.

So I am asking you to make a sacrifice for marriage in two important ways:

  1. Please do everything you can to attend the March for Marriage on Saturday, June 25th. Drive, take the train, or fly to Washington, DC to be with us to serve as a beacon of hope for the tens of millions of Americans whose votes for marriage were stolen by a narrow majority of the Supreme Court, whose decision to redefine marriage in the law defies legal precedent, human nature and sacred commands.
  2. Please make an immediate financial contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 or more to help cover the costs of this critical event.

With less than two weeks left before the critically-important 2016 March for Marriage, we need all hands on deck. I am counting on your help.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — After you've let us know that you plan to attend, and made your own financial contribution toward defraying the cost of the event, please use the email and social media buttons below to let all your friends, family and contacts know about the March and urge them to join you in supporting it. Thank you!


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The March for Marriage Is Fast Approaching – Please Attend



Dear Marriage Supporter,

The 2016 March for Marriage is rapidly approaching and we hope you plan to attend! Set for Saturday, June 25th in DC, we will rally at the US Capitol building beginning at 11:30am and then march to the US Supreme Court. All the details are available at the March for Marriage website.



2016 March for Marriage
Washington, DC
Saturday, June 25th
11:30am until 2:00pm

All the details are available at the March for Marriage website.

Join Us at the March for Marriage



This is the first March for Marriage since the US Supreme Court illegitimately ruled to redefine marriage last June. We're marching to protest that outrageous, anti-constitutional decision that legal scholars have pointed out lacks any foundation in the law or judicial precedence and was essentially invented out of whole cloth by a bare majority of justices on the Court intent on imposing their own values on the nation.

Of course, LGBT activists assured the American people that all they wanted in the "gay marriage" movement was to "marry" the person they love, and there would be no consequences to anyone else if their demands were granted. We knew that was a lie — and we regularly warned the American people of the consequences that would develop — and subsequent events have proven that all Americans are at risk of a redefined marriage law. Countless people have been sued, fired, jailed, forced to pay huge fines, had their businesses closed and reputations ruined simply because they did not want to personally be involved in a gay "wedding." So much for no consequences.

And it didn't take long before the LGBT extremists pivoted to the next item on their agenda to remake morality in America — giving "transgender" people the right to force themselves into bathrooms, showers, locker rooms and changing rooms reserved for the opposite sex. Their chief advocate is President Obama, who is using the full power of the federal government to push this extreme agenda, which risks the privacy and safety of girls and women.

We will march on June 25th to protest this extreme Obama transgender agenda.

And while we are outside of the US Capitol, we'll demand that Congress act to pass critical legal protections to prevent the government from targeting supporters of marriage for persecution. It is not discrimination for someone to uphold their deeply-held faith beliefs about the nature of marriage and the truth that marriage is intrinsically the union of one man and one woman. We call on Congress to pass the First Amendment Defense Act immediately.

So you can see, this year's March for Marriage is a critical event. We need to assemble as many people as possible so that we can reawaken supporters of marriage who remain disillusioned over the Supreme Court's outrageous and anti-constitutional ruling last year. This year's March is the first step to rebuilding a vibrant movement and we really need all our supporters to attend.

Please go to the March for Marriage website and register for the March. This will help us have an idea of how many supporters we can expect.

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And whether you can attend the March in person or not, there is another critical way that you can help. The cost of organizing an event of this magnitude is quite high, and the bills are mounting fast. We need to raise $25,000 immediately to cover things like staging, sound equipment engineering and rental, security, banners and promotion, etc. Please make a gift of $35, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more. If God has blessed you with financial resources, perhaps you can step up with a gift of $1,000, $2,500 or even $5,000.

Whatever you can give, please do so today.

I look forward to hearing back from you. Please do your best to attend this year's critical March for Marriage.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Please use the email and share buttons below to reach out to all your contacts and friends on social media and ask them to attend the 2016 March for Marriage and make a financial contribution to help ensure it is a success. Thank you.


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Help Us Raise $25,000 To Make The March for Marriage A Success



Dear Marriage Supporter,

Hopefully by now you're aware that the 2016 March for Marriage is set for June 25th in Washington, DC. We're calling on all supporters of marriage, religious liberty and the recognition that biology (not "identity") determines gender to make a special effort to join us at this year's March. Please register today.

But I am writing to you today about an urgent problem. I've just reviewed the budget for the March and I have to admit I am concerned. We're $25,000 short of being able to cover the costs for security, staging, sound, promotion and all the other elements that are involved in hosting an event like this.

I don't have any choice but to turn to you and other strong supporters to ask for help. Will you please make an immediate contribution of $35, $50, $75, $100 or even $500 or more? If God has blessed you with financial success, perhaps you can even sacrifice to donate $1,000, $2,500 or even $5,000. But whatever you can manage, please make your contribution right away because the bills are mounting rapidly.

Support the March for Marriage Today!

There's just two weeks and two days left before the 2016 March for Marriage happens in our nation's capital. This is an extremely important event, one where we can focus attention on several critical things:

  • Protesting the outrageous, anti-constitutional and illegitimate decision of the US Supreme Court redefining marriage — a decision wholly unsupported by the law — that stripped over 50 million voters across America of their sovereign right to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
  • Protesting the imposition of a dangerous gender ideology by LGBT extremists and President Obama that risks the privacy and safety of girls and women by allowing men who claim a female "gender identity" to force their way into bathrooms, showers, changing areas and locker rooms.
  • And we will march to demand that Congress and our elected representatives pass the First Amendment Defense Act to provide legal protections for supporters of traditional marriage from being persecuted by the government.

LGBT extremists and their allies in Hollywood, Wall Street and the Obama administration wish that we would just go away, stop fighting for the truth of marriage and quit battling against the imposition of their gender-bender ideology. But we have no intention of quitting the fight, and the 2016 March for Marriage will serve notice to them, the Supreme Court and to the Washington elite that the American people stand with us in support of the truth of marriage, religious freedom and the complementarity of the sexes.

But before we can rally Americans behind this righteous cause, we need to deal with the practical realities that we're $25,000 short of being able to pay the expected bills.

Donate Today to Support the March for Marriage

Please act today to make the most generous contribution you can — whether that be $25, $250 or $2,500. Only you know what's possible given your circumstances. All I ask is that you prayerfully consider what sacrificial gift you can manage, and that you act today to make your donation.

Thank you for your support, and I hope to see you in DC at the 2016 March for Marriage on June 25th.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — After you have registered to attend the March for Marriage and made a sacrificial financial contribution to help with the expenses, please use the email and share icons below to ask your friends and family to support the March as well. Thank you.


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2016 March for Marriage Set for June 25 in Washington, DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2016
Contact: Joseph Grabowski (202) 457-8060 x-110 | [email protected]


March Will Protest Supreme Court Gay ‘Marriage’ Decision and Obama Transgender Decrees; Call on Congress to Enact Legal Protections

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Washington, D.C. – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today announced that the 2016 March for Marriage has been scheduled for Saturday, June 25th in Washington, DC. Marchers will walk from the US Capitol building to the US Supreme Court. Tens of thousands of people have attended previous marches in support of traditional marriage.

“The Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling redefining marriage will go down as one of the most infamous, illegitimate rulings in the Court’s history, along the lines of their decision in Dred Scott to sanction slavery,” said Brian Brown, NOM’s president. “The narrow 5-4 majority ignored precedent and invented a constitutional ‘right’ to gay ‘marriage’ so that these activist judges could impose their own values on the nation. In the process, they stripped over 50 million voters and countless legislators in states across America of their sovereign right to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”

Supporters of marriage are urged to attend the March from all across the country. More information including a route map and schedule is available at www.marriagemarch.org.

Brown noted that it didn’t take long following the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage for LGBT activists and their chief ally President Obama to push the next element of their agenda – transgender bathroom rules. “The LGBT extremists and the Obama administration are attempting to defy human nature itself and declare that gender can be self-directed and chosen based on ‘identity,’” Brown said. “Obama is fighting to ensure that when someone chooses to declare an identity different from reality, such as a man claiming to be a woman, all of society will be expected to bow in compliance and succumb to every demand, including allowing men into private facilities like restrooms and showers reserved for girls and women. It’s outrageous and it must be stopped.”

NOM is also a strong supporter of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) to provide legal protections for supporters of marriage, protecting them against governmental discrimination. The proposal (HR 2802/S.1598) has 170 sponsors and co-sponsors in the House and 38 in the Senate, but has not been scheduled for a hearing. Encouraging support for this measure is another goal of the March for Marriage this year.

“It’s time that Congress pass the First Amendment Defense Act so that people of faith do not have to worry about choosing between protecting their livelihood and upholding their beliefs about marriage,” Brown concluded.

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The LGBT Movement Will Self-Destruct

Rachel Lu, writing at The Federalist, describes how "within [her] lifetime, the LGBT movement will die. It will be remembered not as a Selma moment, but as a Salem moment: a period of collective insanity."

She writes:

Whether the memory of this period evokes mild derision or deep shame will likely depend on these next few years. It’s still possible that the madness might recede and leave gays, lesbians, and religious conservatives all free to live peaceful and productive lives, knowing their fundamental rights will be respected even where their beliefs and lifestyle choices aren’t. Less optimistically, the early twenty-first century could be remembered as a time when any or all of those groups were harshly persecuted, potentially leaving deep scars in our social memory.

Either way, the movement will die. How do we know? Predicting the demise of the LGBT movement may seem rash in the present moment, as North Carolina prepares to battle the U.S. Department of Justice and Washington issues edicts demanding submission from every public school in America. But gender ideology is too incoherent and too inimical to real human good. It cannot outlast the moral indignation of the present hour.

Read her entire essay here.

Boy Wins Honors In Girls All State Track and Field

From RedState comes a story that couldn't be more absurd nor sadder:

Alaska’s Haines High School senior, Nattaphon Wangyot, is a young man who identifies as female, and competes against the girls of his high school under the allowance of the Alaska School Activities Association.

[...]

Emma Daniels, one of the runners who was denied advancement to the state meet, spoke out about Wangyot. “I’m glad that this person is comfortable with who they are and they’re able to be happy in who they are, but I don’t think it’s competitively completely 100-percent fair” [...]

“I don’t know what’s politically correct to say, but in my opinion your gender is what you’re born with,” said Peyton Young, a fellow athlete. “It’s the DNA. Genetically a guy has more muscle mass than a girl, and if he’s racing against a girl, he may have an advantage.”

Read more here.

 

Sign Up for the 2016 March for Marriage!



Dear Marriage Supporter,

The 2016 March for Marriage is ON! We're marching in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 25th, beginning at 11:30am and we need you there! We will gather in the area known as 'Union Square', near the Reflecting Pool on the west side of the Capitol building.

We're asking supporters from all over the country to make a special effort to attend this year's March to protest the US Supreme Court's illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling redefining marriage, to object to the Obama administration's outrageous attempts to impose the gender-bending agenda of LGBT extremists and to call Congress to account to do something about this crisis.



2016 March for Marriage
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Saturday, June 25th
11:30am until 2:00pm

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The Supreme Court's Obergefell ruling redefining marriage will go down as one of the most infamous, illegitimate rulings in the Court's history, along the lines of their decision in Dred Scott to sanction slavery. The majority's hotly-contested 5-4 decision ignored precedent and invented a constitutional "right" to gay ‘marriage' so that these activist judges could impose their own values on the nation. In the process, they stripped over 50 million voters and countless legislators in states across America of their sovereign right to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

It didn't take long for the LGBT extremists to push the next element of their outrageous agenda — attempting to defy human nature itself and declare that gender can be self-directed and chosen based on "identity." And when someone chooses to declare an identity different from reality, such as a man claiming to be a woman, then all of society is expected to bow in compliance and succumb to every demand, including allowing men into private facilities like restrooms and showers that are reserved for girls and women.

Please make every effort to oppose the Obama gender agenda by coming to Washington on June 25th to participate in the March for Marriage. Use this link to let us know you are coming.

President Obama acts as if he is a King by declaring that all public schools and other public institutions must immediately accept this new orthodoxy or be declared guilty of discrimination. He threatens them with loss of federal funding, lawsuits and reputational ruin as a "bigot" guilty of "discrimination." The impact on other Americans — frightened girls, for example, when confronted by males in a bathroom — matter not a whit to Obama. Nobody but his allies among the LGBT lobby have any rights. We have none.

Truth be told, his extreme agenda on this issue makes me wonder if Obama actually sees himself as something bigger than a King. It seems to me that only someone who fancies himself a god could have the capacity to think that he could actually redefine humanity itself, decreeing that men can be women if they so choose (and vice versa) and nobody else is supposed to notice, and certainly not complain if they do.

Let's be clear: the ideology that the LGBT extremists are advancing and President Obama is imposing is insane and dangerous. It must be stopped.

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That's why a key objective of this year's March will be to hold Congress to account. We demand that our elected officials in Congress pass the First Amendment Defense Act to provide legal protections for supporters of traditional marriage from being persecuted by the government. We demand that Congress act to rein in and reverse President Obama's illegal "gender identity" decrees.

Please mark June 25th, 11:30am, on your calendar to attend the 2016 March for Marriage, and use this link to let us know you will be joining us.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — After you've let us know that you will be attending the March and using the share buttons below to invite all your friends and family to join you, please consider making an urgently-needed financial contribution to help us cover all the expenses involved in sponsoring a major undertaking such as this. Your donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more will be put immediately to use to help with expenses for permits, security, staging, sound engineering, promotion, etc. Thank you.


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Dear Marriage Supporter,

Great news — we've received official word that our permit application for the 2016 March for Marriage has been approved, and we are moving forward! The March is set for Saturday, June 25th, from 11:30am until 2:00pm. Please mark your calendar to attend and spread the word to everyone that you know.

This year's March will protest the outrageous, anti-constitutional and illegitimate decision of the US Supreme Court redefining marriage. This was a decision wholly unsupported by the law and lacking any legal foundation. The majority simply legislated from the bench, imposing their own values on the country. In the process, they stripped over 50 million voters and countless legislators in states across America of their sovereign right to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

We have a lot to do to get ready for this year's March for Marriage, and we're asking for your help. Your tax deductible contribution of $25, $50, $75, $100 or $250 or more will help us cover the substantial costs involved in putting on an event like this. We need money for security, promotion, signs, staging, sound engineering, etc. Your financial gift will be put to immediate use to help us prepare for this critical event.

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We are also marching to protest the imposition of a dangerous gender ideology by LGBT extremists and the Obama administration. They want to risk the privacy and safety of girls and women by allowing men who claim a female "gender identity" to force their way into bathrooms, showers, changing areas and locker rooms. These extremists mock God's admonition that He made us male and female, and they want our children and grandchildren to believe that they can simply "choose" their gender. And worse, our children and grandchildren will be taught that there are multiple genders — several dozen, the extremists claim — and anyone who does not accept their bizarre ideology will be guilty of discrimination and open themselves to lawsuits, fines and reputational ruin. They even want to severely punish anyone who does not address a transgender person by their preferred pronoun — which includes some bizarre, nonsensical words like ze and hir — subjecting people to potential fines up to $250,000 in some jurisdictions.

Finally, we will march to demand that Congress and our elected representatives do something to stop the Obama madness and protect us from the Supreme Court's anti-constitutional redefinition of marriage while we work to undo it. In the short run, we demand that Congress pass the First Amendment Defense Act to provide legal protections for supporters of traditional marriage from being persecuted by the government. It's also critical that the next president be committed to appointing strict constitutionalists to the US Supreme Court: judges who will implement the law, not make it up to satisfy politically influential groups like the LGBT lobby.

I realize time is short to pull off a successful 2016 March for Marriage, which is why we need your immediate help. First, please mark your calendar and make every effort to attend this year's March and invite all your friends and family to join you.

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And second, please make an immediate financial contribution to help us undertake all the activities that are required to make the March successful. Your tax deductible donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more will go a long way toward organizing a successful March.

The 2016 March for Marriage is a critically important milestone that will send a powerful message to the elite, including those in Congress and on the federal judiciary, that the American people continue to believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, and that we reject the dangerous gender-bending ideology that has been the inevitable aftermath of redefining marriage. We must focus our elected officials and the American people on reversing these developments, and the March is a tremendous opportunity to do so.

Please do everything you can to make the 2016 March for Marriage a success, including attending, asking your friends and family to attend, and making an urgently-needed financial contribution to help us defray the costs of organizing the March.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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