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The Poll You Won’t See on the Nightly News

June 6th, 2013 Comments off

from Brian S. Brown, President, National Organization for Marriage

You probably heard, because any message that supports gay marriage gets trumpeted everywhere, of a Pew poll finding that some marriage supporters are getting discouraged and view gay marriage as “inevitable.” Let me tell you, nothing is inevitable to free born men and women except that one day we will all be held accountable by our Creator for whether and how we stood up for His vision of good on this earth.

More Americans than the media wants you to think understand this fact.

A new poll released by the very liberal HuffPo/YouGov finds that a plurality of Americans oppose the Supreme Court overturning DOMA, with just 41 percent saying federal law should redefine marriage, while 45 percent want the Court to uphold the federal law defining marriage as one man, one woman. The same poll found that flat-out, more Americans oppose gay marriage than support in this poll (45 percent to 43 percent). Read more…

French marriage activists vow to fight on

May 29th, 2013 Comments off

by Blaise Joseph

The marriage debate in France has been watched closely around the world. The huge rallies in favour of traditional marraige have been particularly noteworthy. Following the redefinition of marriage in France last week, MercatorNet’s Blaise Joseph caught up with young French marriage activist Maxime Lagorce, from La Manif Pour Tous Sydney, who recently spoke at the World Congress of Families.

So first up: France has just redefined marriage. What is the mood in the country? How do people feel about it? Read more…

When you say ‘Gay marriage is inevitable,’ do you mean rich people want it?

May 9th, 2013 Comments off

By Jennifer Roback Morse

This article was first published May 9, 2013, at americanthinker.com.

You have no doubt heard the news that gay marriage is inevitable.  The New York state legislature redefined marriage in 2011. Rhode Island redefined marriage earlier this week.  Delaware just removed the gender requirement from marriage. Minnesota is poised to vote on the issue this week.  This steady drumbeat of state legislatures changing the definition of marriage as it has been known for millennia surely must show that so-called gay marriage is inevitable.  Read more…

Dr. Morse’s talks in the Minnesota for Marriage Road Trip

May 6th, 2013 Comments off

from Dr. Morse, regarding these podcasts:

In the first one in Montevideo, I just lay out the essential public purpose of marriage. I think this gets the discussion off on the right foot.
In Eden Prairie, I talk about Equality, giving people some ideas about how to respond to the relentless argument that “equality” requires us to redefine marriage.
In Owatonna, I deal with the March of History meme that is so common and destructive.  Read more…

Activists rally as Minn. lawmakers consider same-sex marriage bill

May 6th, 2013 Comments off

by Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Advocates on both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage continue to step up their efforts.

Minnesota for Marriage resumed its statewide bus tour this weekend, and Jennifer Roback Morse spoke at a stop on Saturday in Eden Prairie. Roback Morse founded the California-based Ruth Institute, which promotes marriage to college students. Read more…

Thousands join dozens of spontaneous protests as France fast-tracks gay ‘marriage’ law

April 17th, 2013 Comments off

by Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent

The people are speaking–too bad the French lawmakers are so determined not to listen.

Hundreds gathered spontaneously at Place Bellecour in Lyons earlier this week to protest the gay ‘marriage’ law.
Le Salon Beige

April 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Since last Friday, public demonstrations against same-sex “marriage” and adoption in France have been escalating, not only in Paris but also in remote provincial towns and even abroad among French expatriates. The Senate’s approval of the gay marriage bill (known as the “loi Taubira,” after the Justice Minister that proposed the text to the legislature) has sparked off a wave of anger, and groups of determined young people all over the country have decided to make their presence felt. Read more…

Same-Sex Marriage Fever: Prohibition Parallels

April 15th, 2013 Comments off

by Doug Mainwaring

Media voices and progressive activists for same-sex marriage are appealing to judicial fiat because they know they won’t always have public opinion on their side.

As the national marriage debate advances, history can teach us a lesson about our circumstances. Consider alcohol prohibition. In his excellent book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, Daniel Okrentcharts the rise of the movement that led to the Eighteenth Amendment and its later repeal. Read more…

The Emerging “Next Gen” Leaders For Marriage

April 5th, 2013 Comments off

from Brian Brown:

Thanks to the March and the coverage, I can introduce you this week to some extraordinary people the MSM never want you to meet, so you can see for yourself: the able, intelligent, and extraordinary Next Gen leaders for marriage that are now emerging in this fight:

Meet the young heroes facing down the Goliath forces opposing us!

You know of course our own able and extraordinary Thomas Peters, NOM’s communication director.

He went on MSNBC and fought and held his own in the lion’s den (with God’s help I take it!): Read more…

Not surprisingly, the March for Marriage got little news coverage

April 5th, 2013 Comments off

from Brian Brown of NOM

Cliff Kincaid, Director of the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism, accurately notes how dishonestly our movement has been covered by the mainstream media:

Significant news came out of last Tuesday’s March for Marriage demonstration in Washington, D.C. But it didn’t make “news” in the major media. Read more…

First Hand Account: On The Ground At The March For Marriage

March 29th, 2013 Comments off

By Thomas Burke

This morning roughly 2500 people gathered on the National Mall for the March For Marriage, a demonstration supporting traditional marriage between a man and a woman. The participants hope to influence the Supreme Court hearings underway this week regarding two issues:

  • California’s Proposition 8, a referendum that amended the state’s constitution to define marriage as strictly between one man and one woman in that state; and,
  • the Defense of Marriage Act, known to politicos as DOMA, which defines marriage for federal purposes as between one man and one woman, and leaves states the right to decide the same within their own borders. Read more…