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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HRC urges Minnesota election board to investigate NOM for ignoring donor disclosure laws

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Wednesday released an analysis of campaign disclosure reports -- made public today in Minnesota -- that reveal the National Organization for Marriage has launched an unprecedented effort to avoid disclosing individual donors as required by law. [ Read more → ]

Federal appeals court upholds Maine law requiring anti-gay NOM to release donor list

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maine's campaign disclosure law that requires the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage to release its donor list, but the group vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent revealing who financed a $1.8 million movement that helped overturn the state's gay marriage law. [ Read more → ]
Patrick Wooden

Anti-gay pastor, NOM ally goes off the deep end again about ‘gay sex’

Monday, January 30, 2012
Raleigh N.C. "diaper pastor" Patrick Wooden is not only refusing to take back his comments that gay men have so much anal sex that they require surgery and diapers, and that they use gerbils, baseball bats, and cell phones as sexual instruments, but he seems to be reveling in his notoriety at the expense of looking like a damn fool. [ Read more → ]

NOM promises to ‘reward’ anti-equality legislators after accusing gay activists of buying votes

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is doing exactly what it accused gay activists of doing: buying votes. In New Hampshire, the organization has pledged $250,000 to “reward” politicians who “stand up for restoring traditional marriage." [ Read more → ]

NOM wants Newt Gingrich to ‘save’ marriage? Hilarity ensues

Sunday, January 22, 2012
It's obvious that if Newt Gingrich is interested in, as NOM claims, preserving marriage as the union between one man and one woman, he seems to think that he is exempt from the rule. And it's even more obvious that NOM's silence regarding his, shall we say, indiscretions is signalling that the organization is turning a blind eye to his past behavior. [ Read more → ]

NOM: Marriage equality will create a ‘moral wasteland,’ normalize pedophilia

Friday, January 6, 2012
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has been on its best behavior since early December, when it was forced to explain several posts it promoted that linked homosexuality to child molestation. For the past month, the organization has stuck to covering the Iowa primary, asking... [ Read more → ]

The 2011 five most embarrassing moments of the anti-gay right caught on video

Friday, December 30, 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, it is time yet again count down those special moments in which the religious right and other assorted members of the anti-gay industry made complete asses of themselves on video... [ Read more → ]

NOM’s 2010 financial records raise questions — two-thirds of revenue came from two donors

Monday, December 12, 2011
In 2010, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a tax-exempt nonprofit trying to thwart the legalization of same-sex marriage throughout the U.S., reported the highest individual donations it has received since its inception in 2007, according to NOM’s most recent income disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service, recently obtained by The American Independent. [ Read more → ]
NOM President Brian Brown

NOM: Seriously, Gay parents molest their own children

Friday, December 9, 2011
On Thursday, the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Ruth Institute was endorsing a book that claimed, among other things, that gay parents are more likely to molest their own children than heterosexual parents. Now, NOM appears to be doubling down on that claim – and this time on its main blog. [ Read more → ]

Proponents of North Carolina marriage amendment known for anti-gay attacks

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Among the groups affiliated with the new Vote for Marriage NC is the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). The group has been involved in several high-profile marriage initiatives, including California’s 2008 Proposition 8 and Maine’s 2009 Question 1. Additionally, NOM took a high-profile stance against New York’s legislative push to approve marriage equality there this year. [ Read more → ]

Maggie Gallagher: serving up hate, bigotry at the Thanksgiving table

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Maggie Gallagher, the former chair of the notoriously anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, is offering some advice for serving up a heaping helping of hate and bigotry at your Thanksgiving table this year. [ Read more → ]

Supreme Court won’t block release of signatures on anti-gay petitions

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block release of names of those who signed petitions favoring Washington State's Referendum 71, the unsuccessful 2009 ballot initiative to overturn the state’s “everything but marriage” rights for same-sex domestic partners. [ Read more → ]

NOM-promoted column: Gay activists worse than terrorists, should fear being ‘spat’ on

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
On November 17, the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Ruth Institute posted a blog entry titled “Who are the Most Loathsome People in the World?” The entry was written by NOM blogger Ari Mendelson and followed the same pattern of his previous posts ... [ Read more → ]

Minnesota for Marriage soft peddling its message of bigotry

Sunday, November 13, 2011
The group Minnesota for Marriage wants folks to forget that the organizations which comprise it – National Organization for Marriage and the Minnesota Family Council – operate to attack and demonize same-sex families through their various tactics. [ Read more → ]
Cindy Golding

National Organization for Marriage now attacking candidate it supported

Thursday, November 10, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage is finally commenting on its embarrassing loss Tuesday night in the Iowa state senatorial election. From NOM Cultural Director Thomas Peters comes a tweet which should be remembered. [ Read more → ]

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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... [ Read more → ]

NOM rips off photo of Obama rally, depicts it as anti-gay marriage event

Monday, October 24, 2011
In order to beef up the reliably poor attendance evidenced by their own rally photos, the National Organization For Marriage adorns its newly-launched New Hampshire for Marriage site with a collage featuring a small photo from their own effort combined with an unidentified shot of a sweepingly large crowd... [ Read more → ]

Audacity alert: NOM wants Obama to pay for Boehner’s junk science

Monday, October 24, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage on Monday really decided to raise the bar for unashamed audacity. The organization is now demanding that Obama’s Justice Department pay for Speaker of the House John Boehner’s defense of DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act): [ Read more → ]

Federal judge rules against backers of Prop 8 in campaign disclosure suit

Friday, October 21, 2011
A federal judge on Thursday ruled against two anti-gay groups who were both proponents of the Proposition 8 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in California, saying they had failed to prove that they should be exempt from California's campaign disclosure laws. [ Read more → ]

Advocates join NY Conservative Party to re-elect pro-gay marriage GOP state senator

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
More than 250 gay, lesbian, and same-sex marriage activists have officially registered as members of the Erie County, N.Y. Conservative Party -- which strongly opposes same-sex marriage -- an effort by activists to ensure the re-election of GOP state Sen. Mark Grisanti. [ Read more → ]

Officials release signature petitions in anti-gay rights ballot initiative

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Officials in Washington state on Monday released copies of signature petitions that forced the state’s domestic partnership rights onto the ballot in 2009, just hours after a federal judge rejected the notion that disclosure of names would subject petition signers to threats or harassment. [ Read more → ]

Thank you Maggie Gallagher for revealing your lies

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Former chairwoman of the National Organization for Marriage, Maggie Gallagher, recently let the cat out of the bag so to speak when she chose to praise the Family Research Council during the "Values Voter" Summit: [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

NOM attacks transgender son of House GOP supporter of DOMA repeal

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, on Wednesday said that Rodrigo Lehtinen, the transgender son of U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, is the reason his mother became the first Republican co-sponsor of the House bill aimed at repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay marriage groups fight MN campaign disclosure rules

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board on Tuesday approved definitions and guidance on rules affecting campaign disclosure for ballot initiatives, and immediately drew criticism from anti-gay marriage groups because of implications the new rules have on the campaign seeking to ban same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
John Eastman

Incoming NOM Chairman calls marriage equality advocates ‘evil’

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