May 012013
This entry is part 10 of 35 in the series Gay Marriage

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), and their President, Brian Brown, just have not had a good year. Back in November they lost most of their anti-equality marriage amendments. Recently, several States have adopted equal marriage laws, and there are two cases before the Supreme Court related to gay marriage.

The Supreme Court cases have already been to brief and argument. Those two cases are in the hands of the Court, and there are no more opportunities to influence their decision. Colorado just passed civil unions, Maine, Maryland and Rhode Island have adopted gay marriage, and Delaware looks poised to be the next.

So, if you are the head of an organization finding itself on the losing side of the issue, what do you do? Well, you ask for more money from your supporters to fight these already lost causes, at least that’s what Brian Brown of NOM is doing. Below are a few excerpts from a recent fundraising email.


Last week, the Rhode Island state legislature voted to redefine marriage. And the Delaware legislature has a similar vote pending in their state Senate.

This isn’t good news…and the media loves to trumpet it far and wide.

But I’m writing to you today, not to discourage, but to remind you that we are standing on the verge of a tremendous victory for marriage in America! And how we respond in this moment may shape marriage for decades to come.

In the next eight weeks — and perhaps even sooner — the Supreme Court will issue its rulings in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases… and we are poised to win our greatest victory for marriage ever! …

Thanks to a generous benefactor, every dollar you give will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $500,000.

I don’t think NOM’s ever sent out an email that didn’t have a matching contributor. I’d love to know what that money goes for. NOM has a virtually unlimited budget, as it is nothing more than a money laundering operation for the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

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