Brian Brown

Brian S. Brown is an American activist and president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a non-profit advocacy organization that works to prevent or overturn the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in the United States.

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Religious right leaders rail against Virginia marriage equality ruling

Friday, February 14, 2014
A federal judge’s decision to strike down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriagehas unsurprisingly stoked the ire of conservatives. [ Read more → ]
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Same-sex marriage backers, foes hold dueling rallies at Utah capitol

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — A little more than a month after a surprising federal court ruling overturned this conservative state's ban on gay marriage, the battle over the issue hit the Capitol building Tuesday as hundreds of opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage held twin rallies. [ Read more → ]
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The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013
By all accounts, 2013 was a banner year for the gay rights movement: The Supreme Court struck down the worst part of the Defense of Marriage Act, nine new states legalized marriage equality, polls showed Americans backing gay rights in ever-growing numbers, anti-gay crusader Ken Cuccinelli was defeated in his bid to become Virginia’s governor, the Boy Scouts loosened their discriminatory policies, and the “ex-gay” movement began to self-destruct. [ Read more → ]
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NOM refuses to release tax documents as required by law

Monday, November 18, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Representatives from two LGBT advocacy groups were told Friday and again Monday by staff at the National Organization for Marriage's Washington D.C. office, that its required federal tax returns for 2012 were not available. [ Read more → ]
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Brown: Gay marriage deconstructs ‘the very nature of what it means to be a human’

Saturday, October 12, 2013
The marriage panel at Friday’s Values Voter Summit — which featured Tony Perkins, Brian Brown, Ryan Anderson and Jennifer Marshall of the Heritage Foundation — spent most of the time equating support for same-sex marriage with a loss of free speech for marriage equality opponents. [ Read more → ]
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NOM’s Brian Brown may have violated U.S. law, says LGBT activist Fred Karger

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Prominent LGBT rights activist and former GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger alleged Tuesday that National Organization for Marriage (NOM) president Brian Brown may have broken federal law after a secret trip to Russia to lobby for a bill that banned Russian children from being adopted by countries where same-sex marriage is legal. [ Read more → ]
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Globalizing Homophobia: ‘Today the whole world is looking at Russia’

Friday, October 4, 2013
On June 13, 2013, just days after the Russian Duma passed laws banning on gay “propaganda” and actions that “offend religious feelings,” a delegation of five French Catholic anti-gay activists – at least one with ties to the far-right Front National party – traveled to Moscow at the invitation of the Duma committee on family, women and children to discuss, among other issues, Russia’s plans to tighten its ban on adoption by same-sex couples abroad... [ Read more → ]
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The LGBT community desperately needs to confront anti-gay propaganda

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The LGBT community has deceived itself into thinking that if we just sidestep the lies and distortions and solely focus on “telling our stories” as ordinary people seeking fairness under the American system, our problems with those who oppose our right to equality will dissipate. It’s high time that the LGBT community realize that this belief is a false bill of goods that serves as a pitiful Band-Aid to a problem that requires more than stories designed to yank at the heart strings; indeed, such efforts make it look as if we are begging for “tolerance.” [ Read more → ]
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown at an anti-gay marriage rally.

Iowa ethics board to investigate National Organization for Marriage

Thursday, August 8, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board voted Thursday to investigate whether a national group that opposes gay marriage violated state law. [ Read more → ]
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National Organization for Marriage ‘outraged’ by ‘illegitimate’ court rulings

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) on Wednesday said it was "outraged" at the U.S. Supreme Court's actions to dismiss Proposition 8 on procedural grounds, and for invalidating a key element of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). [ Read more → ]
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NOM President Brian Brown touts honorary degree from non-existent university

Thursday, March 7, 2013
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown is touting an honorary degree he’s received from a non-existent university. [ Read more → ]
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NOM’s Brian Brown earns $500K working to deny civil marriage rights to gays

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Working to deny good, taxpaying LGBT citizens their right to civil marriage is a lucrative business for Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage. According to activist Fred Karger, founder of Rights Equal Rights, tax returns for the NOM reveal that Brown earned... [ Read more → ]
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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.” [ Read more → ]
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NOM’s Brian Brown boasts France doesn’t support ‘redefining’ marriage

Sunday, January 20, 2013
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown, is back from his trip to Paris, where he gleefully participated with several hundred thousand people who converged at the Eiffel Tower last Sunday to protest the French president’s plan to legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt and conceive children. [ Read more → ]
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HRC declares the ‘fall of the empire opposed to same-sex marriage’

Thursday, January 17, 2013
WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign on Thursday highlighted a new milestone in the march toward full marriage equality, declaring the fall of the empire opposed to same-sex marriage. Widespread losses, sagging poll numbers, and poor investments make it difficult to see how national groups... [ Read more → ]
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NOM wants pro-gay companies to pay a ‘price’ in countries hostile to gay rights

Monday, November 12, 2012
Fresh from its stinging loss in five states in last week's election, the National Organization for Marriage has pledged to continue efforts to create backlash against companies that support marriage equality, by ensuring they pay a “price” in Middle Eastern countries that are hostile to gay rights. [ Read more → ]
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National Organization for Marriage reacts: ‘We are not defeated’

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The National Organization for Marriage reacted Wednesday to its stunning loss in four states where marriage equality initiatives were on the ballot. [ Read more → ]
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Is it Christian to be Anti-Gay?

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Between Chick-fil-A and Wednesday’s shooting at the Family Research Council’s (FRC) offices, there’s been a lot of discussion about something called a “hate group.” Groups such as the FRC, the National Organization for Marriage, Focus on the Family, Public Advocate, American Family Association and many others frequently refer to themselves as “pro-family,” “pro-marriage” and sometimes “Christian” organizations... [ Read more → ]
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National Organization for Marriage continues to spread lies about gays

Friday, May 25, 2012
About the worst thing said about gay men, an allegation that is regularly dragged out by certain religious-right organizations, is that they molest children at rates vastly higher than their heterosexual counterparts. It is as devastating a charge as one can make in a country where jailed pedophiles, known in prison parlance as “short eyes,” are frequently murdered by self-righteous fellow inmates... [ Read more → ]
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NOM’s Brian Brown calls out Dan Savage: ‘You name the time and place’

Saturday, May 5, 2012
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown has challenged LGBT activist and "It Gets Better" founder Dan Savage to a duel -- or, a debate, at least -- and Savage has accepted. [ Read more → ]
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Blogger uncovers ‘secret’ Facebook group aimed at disseminating anti-gay information

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
LGBT activist and blogger Alvin McEwen this week uncovered a "secret" Facebook group -- whose memberships reads like a "who's who" of anti-gay activists -- aimed at promoting and disseminating anti-gay information through websites, including Youtube, Twitter and Facebook. [ Read more → ]
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National Organization for Marriage claims IRS illegally released tax records

Thursday, April 12, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) on Thuesday released documents claiming that their confidential U.S. tax returns containing private donor information were illegally obtained by a source within the Internal Revenue Service and were handed over to NOM's political enemies, particularly the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). [ Read more → ]
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National Organization for Marriage endorses Mitt Romney

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The National Organization for Marriage on Wednesday officially threw its support behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as he has been called upon to renounce the anti-gay group’s support. [ Read more → ]
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NOM’s deliberate manipulation of black, gay communities is nauseating

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
It's not only the fact that the National Organization for Marriage specifically said it wanted drive a wedge between the black and gay communities. It's also the fact that NOM was recruiting African-American leaders to speak out against marriage equality for the purpose of getting the gay community provoked. [ Read more → ]
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NOM: We’ll hold every N.H. lawmaker ‘accountable’ for pro-gay marriage vote

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown on Wednesday pledged to hold "every" New Hampshire lawmaker accountable for failing to repeal the state's marriage equality law -- all 211 of them. [ Read more → ]
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