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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Bob Vander Plaats

Marriage equality opponents, supporters rally at Iowa state capitol

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hundreds of gay marriage opponents gathered at the Iowa state capitol on Tuesday, where they prayed, sang and lobbied lawmakers to approve a ballot referendum to overturn the state’s marriage equality law. [ Read more → ]

GLAAD campaign demands media accountability for anti-gay pundits

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Today, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) will launch the Commentator Accountability Project, which seeks to educate the media on the wool pulled over its eyes by anti-gay pundits... [ Read more → ]

Opponents of Washington marriage equality law launch repeal effort

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
OLYMPIA, WASH. -- Within hours of Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire signing a marriage equality bill into law, opponents filed the paperwork necessary to collect signatures for a referendum to overturn the law. [ Read more → ]

Freedom to Marry vs. NOM on who should decide who gets married

Monday, February 6, 2012
Jeremy Hooper at Good As You calls our attention to Sunday's televised "debate" on same-sex marriage between Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson and National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown. [ Read more → ]

NOM promises to ‘reward’ anti-equality legislators after accusing gay activists of buying votes

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is doing exactly what it accused gay activists of doing: buying votes. In New Hampshire, the organization has pledged $250,000 to “reward” politicians who “stand up for restoring traditional marriage." [ Read more → ]

NOM wants Newt Gingrich to ‘save’ marriage? Hilarity ensues

Sunday, January 22, 2012
It's obvious that if Newt Gingrich is interested in, as NOM claims, preserving marriage as the union between one man and one woman, he seems to think that he is exempt from the rule. And it's even more obvious that NOM's silence regarding his, shall we say, indiscretions is signalling that the organization is turning a blind eye to his past behavior. [ Read more → ]

The 2011 five most embarrassing moments of the anti-gay right caught on video

Friday, December 30, 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, it is time yet again count down those special moments in which the religious right and other assorted members of the anti-gay industry made complete asses of themselves on video... [ Read more → ]
NOM President Brian Brown

NOM: Seriously, Gay parents molest their own children

Friday, December 9, 2011
On Thursday, the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Ruth Institute was endorsing a book that claimed, among other things, that gay parents are more likely to molest their own children than heterosexual parents. Now, NOM appears to be doubling down on that claim – and this time on its main blog. [ Read more → ]

Have the leaders of the National Organization for Marriage gone into hiding?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Is it just me or have the spokespersons and leaders of the National Organization for Marriage decided to go into hiding? NOM’s president Brian Brown has gone AWOL when it comes to public speaking. Not that he was a good one in the first place... [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

NOM attacks transgender son of House GOP supporter of DOMA repeal

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, on Wednesday said that Rodrigo Lehtinen, the transgender son of U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, is the reason his mother became the first Republican co-sponsor of the House bill aimed at repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]
Maggie Gallagher

Good riddance to Maggie Gallagher

Friday, September 23, 2011
As you have likely heard, Maggie Gallagher has stepped down as chairwoman of the National Organization for Marriage. Let's face facts -- Gallagher was probably more likely a figurehead, a puppet picked by shadowy individuals out to stomp out the progress of marriage equality. And if that was the case, she wasn't a good one. [ Read more → ]
John Eastman (left) and Maggie Gallagher

NOM announces leadership change, Gallagher out as board chairman

Thursday, September 22, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) on Thursday announced that that John Eastman, a Constitutional law scholar, will be replacing Maggie Gallagher as its Chairman of the Board. [ Read more → ]
NOM Chairman Maggie Gallagher

NOM’s 2009 victory in Maine comes back to haunt the anti-gay organization

Thursday, September 8, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage loses another round in court against Maine's disclosure laws. Meanwhile, a soon-to-be released documentary threatens to expose the questionable tactics of those the organization employed to defeat Maine's marriage equality law. [ Read more → ]

NOM’s latest attack on pro-gay New York lawmakers: ‘You’re fired’ billboards

Monday, September 5, 2011
The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage continues its sore loser campaign aimed at New York state lawmakers who supported the Marriage Equality Act that legalized same-sex marriage in the Empire state. [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

NOM’s Brian Brown still smarting over disastrous Fox News debate

Friday, September 2, 2011
On the National Organization for Marriage’s blog, NOM president Brian Brown is raising a fuss about a disastrous debate he had on the Fox News show “Stossel” two weeks ago. [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

Gay groups make religious individuals feel like ‘second class citizens’

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Though I should be surprised, I have found myself expecting the National Organization for Marriage to make outlandish and ridiculous statements. In today's episode of "what did NOM say," I give you the repeat of "NOM becomes a victim." [ Read more → ]

NOM’s marriage pledge includes a ‘witch-hunt’ against the gay community

Saturday, August 20, 2011
While there is a lot of noise being made over the NOM's pledge to "protect marriage," a passage in that pledge is escaping some much deserved scrutiny. Presidential candidates who signed the pledge have promised to "Appoint a presidential commission to investigate harassment of traditional marriage supporters." [ Read more → ]
Anti-gay marriage rally in Manhattan, July 24, 2011.

WSJ calls out NOM’s ‘Let the People Vote’ campaign as ‘deceptive advertising’

Monday, July 25, 2011
The Wall Street Journal on Monday called out the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) for what it calls “deceptive advertising” in its sore-loser campaign entitled “Let the People Vote.” [ Read more → ]
Westboro protestors

As Westboro protests NY gay marriage, same-sex couples are unfazed

Sunday, July 24, 2011
About a dozen protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., gathered outside of Manhattan Clerks office this morning to protest the legalization of marriage equality in New York State. [ Read more → ]
Ruben Diaz

NOM, Ruben Diaz call on flock to rally against marriage equality on Sunday

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage and their BFF, New York state Senator, and Reverend, Ruben Diaz Sr., are calling upon their flock to rally against marriage equality on Sunday, the day New York state legalizes same-sex unions. [ Read more → ]

NOM launches retaliation attack on pro-marriage equality NY senators

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage this week launched its first strike in a $2 million retaliation campaign against seven New York state senators that it says "were responsible for the imposition of same-sex marriage in New York." [ Read more → ]

NOM’s Brian Brown weeps over the passage of marriage equality in New York

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
From Rich Murray of the LGBT activist group Queer Rising comes this photo of National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown, reportedly weeping in the New York Senate galley following the passage of same-sex marriage on June 24. [ Read more → ]

The National Organization for Marriage had a good run, but ‘the jig is up’

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) had a good run. The group, led by anti-gay activists Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown, has been able to demagogue and exploit existing anti-LGBT prejudice and foment new fears by lying about the allegedly negative impact marriage equality would have on civilization. [ Read more → ]

Rev. Al Sharpton takes on NOM’s Brian Brown on marriage equality

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Rev. Al Sharpton gets fired up debating National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown, on marriage equality opponent. [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

Anti-gay NOM pledges another $2 million to promote bigotry across New York state

Saturday, June 25, 2011
Following passage of the Marriage Equality Act in the New York state legislature on Friday, the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) announced last night that it would commit another $2 million to spreading hate and bigotry across the Empire State. [ Read more → ]
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