Brian Brown to participate in training session for anti-LGBT activists
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks during a rally for the opponents of gay marriage at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Jan. 28, 2014.. Faced with a losing streak, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will be rallying on Thursday, June 19, at a March for Marriage in Washington.`
Brian Brown, president and co-founder of the anti-LGBT group National Organization for Marriage (NOM), will be traveling to France next week to participate in Manif Pour Tous’ “Summer University” training session.
The Human Rights Campaign reports that Manif Pour Tous is the largest French anti-LGBT organization formed in 2013 to protest marriage equality.
Brown is expected to give a talk on “The International Experience of Combat against the Redefinition of Marriage”.
Brian Brown and NOM played a significant role in the introduction of Proposition 8 and nearly every ballot campaign to prevent marriage equality since the mid 2000’s.
But in recent years, NOM has shifted its focus to anti-LGBT advocacy. Originally focused only on the question of marriage, NOM now opposes protections for workers via Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA), as well as California’s new law that allows transgender students to safely and fully participate in school activities.
In January, Brown attended an anti-marriage equality rally in Paris organized by Manif Pour Tous, and later accompanied a group of French anti-LGBT activists on a trip to Moscow to testify before parliament in support of banning adoption of Russian orphans by same-sex couples.
More about the National Organization for Marriage at HRC‘s “NOM Exposed” campaign.