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National Organization for Marriage (NOM)

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is an American non-profit political organization established in 2007 to work against legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. It was formed in 2007 specifically to pass California’s Proposition 8 prohibiting same-sex marriage in California. The group has opposed civil union legislation and opposes gay adoption. Its current president is Brian S. Brown.

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NOM will again ask GOP presidential candidates to sign anti-gay marriage pledge

Thursday, June 18, 2015
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown
The National Organization for Marriage will again ask candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination to sign a pledge promising to support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. ...

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Marriage News Watch: May 4, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015
Demonstrators gather at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., on March 30, 2015, to protest against a bill that opponents say allows discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Oral arguments are done, and now we can make a few predictions about how the U.S. Supreme Court might rule in June. ...

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Marriage News Watch:
April 27, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
We'll have oral argument before the Supreme Court this week. Ted Cruz has introduced two new bills in Congress to stop marriage, but they may backfire on him. And the National Organization for Marriage has lost yet another court case. ...

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Thousands descend on Washington ahead of historic Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Supporters and opponents of marriage equality rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Thousands of supporters and opponents of marriage equality descended on Washington this weekend and met at the steps of the Supreme Court Saturday, but not before those opposed to same-sex unions held what they called their “largest march for marriage ...

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects NOM’s efforts to overturn Oregon marriage ruling

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an attempt by the National Organization for Marriage to reverse a federal judge's decision that allowed same-sex couples in Oregon to begin marrying. ...

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Supreme Court rejects appeal by Prop 8 donors to keep their identities secret

Monday, March 2, 2015
The justices let stand a lower court ruling against, the National Organization for Marriage and other supporters of a 2008 ballot initiative that outlawed same-sex marriages in California until the ban was overturned five years later. ...

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NOM’s Brian Brown: Same-sex marriage in Florida is ‘a travesty of justice’

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Brian Brown
The National Organization for Marriage wants Florida officials to ignore a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban and to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 22, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014
Marriage equality supports gather outside a Florida courthouse on July 2, 2014.
Florida clerks can start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in January -- but if they do, they could risk arrest and jail time. ...

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NOM to appeal denial of nearly $700K in legal fees over failed IRS lawsuit

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
NOM is seeking $691,000 in legal fees related to an unsuccessful lawsuit that claimed a leaked tax disclosure was deliberate and politically motivated. ...

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Portman rules out presidential bid, says gay marriage support not a factor

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
CINCINNATI -- Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate over the Republican nomination for the White House. ...

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