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North Carolina GOP leaders hire NOM chairman to help block gay marriages

| Thursday, October 9, 2014
John Eastman
RALEIGH, N.C. -- As same-sex couples in North Carolina await federal court rulings they hope will allow them to get married, Republican legislative leaders are making a last-minute move to block or delay the nuptials....

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Court orders U.S. to pay NOM $50K for ‘leaked’ tax information

| Tuesday, June 24, 2014
NOM chairman John Eastman
WASHINGTON -- A federal court has ordered the U.S. government to pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage after the group claimed that confidential donor information from its tax returns was "leaked" to an activist and later published by the Human Rights Campaign and the Huffington Post.

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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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Federal judge to hear Oregon same-sex marriage challenge

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure.

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Judge denies NOM’s request to postpone hearing in Ore. gay marriage challenge

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
U.S. District Judge Michael McShane
EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge in Oregon said Tuesday he would not postpone a long-scheduled hearing challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban to accommodate an eleventh hour request by the National Organization for Marriage to intervene in the suit and defend the ban.

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NOM seeks to defend Ore. gay marriage ban, questions gay judge’s impartiality

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
NOM chairman John Eastman
SALEM, Ore. -- The National Organization for Marriage said Monday it plans to file a motion to intervene and defend Oregon's gay marriage ban from challenges in federal court.

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NOM chair: ‘Second-best’ remark ‘grossly misrepresents’ my views on adoption

| Friday, March 15, 2013
John Eastman
National Organization for Marriage board chairman John Eastman on Friday said comments he made to the Associated Press earlier this week "grossly misrepresents" his views on adoption.

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NOM board chairman says families with adopted children are ‘second best’

| Thursday, March 14, 2013
John Eastman
Just two weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's ban on same-sex marriage, National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Board Chairman John Eastman referred to families with adopted children as “second best.”

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

| Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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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...

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Incoming NOM Chairman calls marriage equality advocates ‘evil’

| Tuesday, October 4, 2011
John Eastman
The new Chairman of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage has some thoughts on marriage equality advocates: "Evil will always be with us."

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