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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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Federal judge to hear Oregon same-sex marriage challenge

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Oregon
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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Josh Duggar, failed Lt. Gov. candidate headline anti-gay rally outside Va. court

| Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Former Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson, front right, speaks to the media during a demonstration outside federal court in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Jackson spoke in favor of the law banning same-sex marriage. A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. The state's newly elected Democratic attorney general has already decided to side with the plaintiffs and will not defend the ban. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
NORFOLK, Va. -- Josh Duggar, the oldest of the Duggar children from TLC's “19 Kids and Counting,” and E.W. Jackson, the failed candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor, headlined an anti-gay marriage rally in Norfolk on Tuesday while a federal judge heard arguments challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Same-sex marriage backers, foes hold dueling rallies at Utah capitol

| Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Rick Bowmer, APSupporters of gay marriage gather for a rally at the Utah State Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Opponents and supporters of gay marriage held twin rallies at the Capitol on Tuesday.
SALT LAKE CITY — A little more than a month after a surprising federal court ruling overturned this conservative state's ban on gay marriage, the battle over the issue hit the Capitol building Tuesday as hundreds of opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage held twin rallies.

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The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2013

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Saturday, December 28, 2013
Pat Robertson
By all accounts, 2013 was a banner year for the gay rights movement: The Supreme Court struck down the worst part of the Defense of Marriage Act, nine new states legalized marriage equality, polls showed Americans backing gay rights in ever-growing numbers, anti-gay crusader Ken Cuccinelli was defeated in his bid to become Virginia’s governor, the Boy Scouts loosened their discriminatory policies, and the “ex-gay” movement began to self-destruct.

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After year of losses, National Organization for Marriage ends 2012 with $2M deficit

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
NOM President Brian Brown at a "protect marriage" rally.
WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continues to struggle financially as its losses at the U.S. Supreme Court and in states across the country pile up.

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NOM refuses to release tax documents as required by law

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Brian Brown
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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Opponents of Calif. transgender law say they will qualify for ballot initiative

| Sunday, November 10, 2013
Karen England, executive director of the California Resource Institute, left, and volunteers Grace LeFever, center, and Christina Hill, sort through stacks of mail with petitions for a referendum to overturn a new California law that allows transgender students to chose which public school restrooms they use.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of a new California law that gives transgender students certain rights said Sunday that they had collected enough signatures for an initiative that would repeal the law.

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