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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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Brian Brown confident anti-gay activists ‘stand on the right side of history’

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
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Speaking at the "March for Marriage" rally in Washington on Thursday, National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown declared that those fighting against marriage equality will never give up and will eventually be victorious because "we stand for the truth about marriage."

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For marriage equality opponents, the losing streak continues to grow

| Sunday, June 15, 2014
Christine Weick protests outside a federal courthouse on March 3, 2014, before a trial that could overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage in Detroit. 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.
For foes of same-sex marriage, their losing streak keeps growing. Some sense a lost cause, others vow to fight on. On Election Day in 2012, they went 0-for-4 on state ballot measures. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages. And over the past seven months, more than a dozen...

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Same-sex marriage backers, foes hold dueling rallies at Utah capitol

| Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Rick Bowmer, APSupporters of gay marriage gather for a rally at the Utah State Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Opponents and supporters of gay marriage held twin rallies at the Capitol on Tuesday.
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.

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The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2013

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Saturday, December 28, 2013
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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.

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NOM refuses to release tax documents as required by law

| Monday, November 18, 2013
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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.

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Brown: Gay marriage deconstructs ‘the very nature of what it means to be a human’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Saturday, October 12, 2013
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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.

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NOM’s Brian Brown may have violated U.S. law, says LGBT activist Fred Karger

| Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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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.

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Globalizing Homophobia: ‘Today the whole world is looking at Russia’

| Right Wing Watch" rel="author">MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Friday, October 4, 2013
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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...

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The LGBT community desperately needs to confront anti-gay propaganda

| Wednesday, September 18, 2013
SourceDemonstartors at an anti-gay protest in California.
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.”

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