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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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National Organization for Marriage may face $50,000 fine in Maine

| Monday, May 19, 2014
NOM president Brian Brown
AUGUSTA, Maine -- The National Organization for Marriage, the anti-gay marriage group that helped defeat Maine's same-sex marriage law in 2009 may be fined more than $50,000 and ordered to reveal its donors, after an ethics investigation released Monday found that it violated the state's campaign finance law.

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Federal judge rejects NOM’s motion to defend Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014
U.S. District Judge Michael McShane
EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the National Organization for Marriage cannot defend Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage after the state attorney general refused to do so, paving the way for a ruling on the ban that could come at any time.

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Judge to hear arguments on allowing NOM to intervene in Ore. marriage case

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014
NOM chairman John Eastman
EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday about whether a national group can defend Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage because the state's attorney general has refused to do so.

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Oregon AG asks court to deny NOM request to intervene in gay marriage case

| Saturday, May 3, 2014
Ellen Rosenblum
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has asked a federal judge not to allow the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to intervene in a case to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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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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