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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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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Iowa ethics board to investigate National Organization for Marriage

| Thursday, August 8, 2013
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown at an anti-gay marriage rally.
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.

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National Organization for Marriage ‘outraged’ by ‘illegitimate’ court rulings

| Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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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).

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NOM President Brian Brown touts honorary degree from non-existent university

| Thursday, March 7, 2013
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National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown is touting an honorary degree he’s received from a non-existent university.

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NOM’s Brian Brown earns $500K working to deny civil marriage rights to gays

| Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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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...

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

| Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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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.”

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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.

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HRC declares the ‘fall of the empire opposed to same-sex marriage’

| Thursday, January 17, 2013
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown
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...

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