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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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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’

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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
NOM President Brian Brown
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 more than $500,000 in 2011. [...]

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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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