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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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Court: NOM lacks standing to appeal Oregon same-sex marriage ruling

| Wednesday, August 27, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A federal appeals court has dismissed the National Organization for Marriage's effort to appeal an Oregon court ruling that allows same sex marriage. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision on Wednesday. Several same-sex couples sued the state of Oregon last year arguing the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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DOJ smacks down Nat’l Organization for Marriage request for attorney’s fees

| Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a blistering response to a motion by the National Organization for Marriage demanding nearly $700,000 attorneys' fees for their lawsuit over the release of confidential tax documents. In June, a federal court ordered the U.S. government to pay $50,000 to the NOM after the group claimed that confidential donor ...

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Nat’l Organization for Marriage claims boycott has slowed Starbucks’ growth

Via: GOOD AS YOU | Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The rainbow pride flag atop the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle on Monday, Jne 23, 2014.
The National Organization For Marriage’s two year boycott of global coffee giant Starbucks “has been an abject (and laughable) failure,” reports Jeremy Hooper at Good As You. The pro-equality company maintains 21,000 stores in over 65 countries, and is thriving. NOM, on the other hand, has lost just about every thing it has attempted in the 2+ years...

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Anti-gay groups call for Target boycott over retailer’s support for gay marriage

| Friday, August 8, 2014
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A number of anti-gay groups are calling for nationwide boycotts of Target after the chain signed on to a legal brief supporting marriage equality. The National Organization for Marriage, the Liberty Counsel and American Decency Association say the company's public support for same-sex marriage is a "slap in the face to millions of pro-family customers."

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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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Congressman: ‘Real men’ oppose same-sex marriage, protect ‘your woman’

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
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U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas), the chief sponsor of the Federal Marriage Amendment, had a message for “every man in America” at Thursday's "March for Marriage" rally in Washington: “Your woman, your wife, she needs you, it’s time you become a real man and stand up.”

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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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Huckabee: Failure to stop gay marriage will unleash God’s judgment upon the nation

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
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Mike Huckabee closed out Thursday's "March for Marriage" rally in Washington with a speech dedicated primarily to excoriating the nation's judicial system for striking down various bans on gay marriage and demanding that legislators, political leaders, and citizens alike all stop abiding by such rulings, warning that failure to do so will result in God unleashing his judgment upon this nation.

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San Francisco Archbishop spurns appeals to skip anti-gay marriage rally

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco said Monday it's his duty to proclaim "the truth about marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife," even when those views are unpopular. The comment by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone came in response to calls to skip an upcoming March for Marriage event in Washington.

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Pelosi to SF Archbishop: Marriage march is ‘venom masquerading as virtue’

| Monday, June 16, 2014
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has joined a high-profile lobbying effort to pressure San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to skip the upcoming "March for Marriage" event, calling it "venom masquerading as virtue."

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