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NOM’s Brian Brown: Gays ‘are already treated equally under the law’

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The National Organization for Marriage on Tuesday criticized — to no one’s surprise — President Barack Obama’s LGBT-inclusive inaugural address, calling it an attempt to “further divide the nation on the question of what is marriage.”

On Monday, in his address to the nation after taking the oath of office for his second term, Obama said the nation’s journey is not complete “until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”

A perplexed NOM president Brian Brown said gays and lesbians “are already treated equally under the law” — because they can enter into heterosexual marriage just like heterosexuals.

“They have the same civil rights as anyone else; they have the right to live as they wish and love whom they choose. What they don’t have is the right to redefine marriage for all of society. … The President is profoundly wrong to imply that those who have acted to protect marriage have denied anyone’s rights by doing so.”

“A presidential inauguration should be a time for the nation to come together; instead President Obama chose to voice his support for a radical agenda advanced by some of his biggest campaign contributors to redefine marriage for everyone.”

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27 more reader comments:

  1. Of course in their world, God made a son that gave all of us the power to hate anyone who is not like us, and live tax free in America as you do, so what else would you expect from delusional folks like that?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:20pm
  2. yes i COULD marry a woman. but would Brian Brown ever marry someone he didnt love?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:20pm
  3. STFU u blowhard

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:21pm
  4. Then why all the fuss?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:21pm
  5. What a maroon.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:22pm
  6. D BAG OF THE WEEK!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:23pm
  7. nd he’s a Liar.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:29pm
  8. No we aren’t! Get a clue dumb ass!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:30pm
  9. What a knuckle dragging troglodyte.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:30pm
  10. Ya cuz in his world all we have to do to be treated equally is deny who we are for the rest of our lives

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:34pm
  11. What a lying piece of satanic shit

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:34pm
  12. Wow never ceases to amaze me

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:39pm
  13. Someone’s brain that’s stuck on stupid!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:40pm
  14. Already treated equally under the law? In 29 states, one can be fired simply for being part of the LGBT community. One cannot legally marry in most states, and receive the same rights as straight couples. Federal government does not extend equal benefits to same gender couples. Some states will not allow gay people to be foster parents or to adopt children. How is any of this equal treatment under the law?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:41pm
  15. This man Is clearly ignorant.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:43pm
  16. Fuck this guy he is a fat fuck ingnorant!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:48pm
  17. Idiot

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:54pm
  18. Ya all gays are equally discriminated against from each other.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:55pm
  19. Brown is a Deranged Moron.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:00pm
  20. nuhuh dipshit -_-

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:09pm
  21. Jason, on behalf of fat fucks everywhere, please do not demean fat fucks by comparing us to this idiot. Thanks and have a fat fucking day.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:13pm
  22. Again and still, this idiot is full of shit!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:13pm
  23. On the Planet Unicornia, or Wherever Brian is From, Not on Earth!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:28pm
  24. when you live in an ovory tower that is what they believe…remember they believed the same thing in the 40′s and 50′s with races as well!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:57pm
  25. Brain damage perhaps?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:13pm
  26. Laughing my freakin’ ass off

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:15pm
  27. Say’s who?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 3:40pm