From Rich Murray of the LGBT activist group Queer Rising comes this photo of National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown, reportedly weeping in the New York Senate galley following the passage of same-sex marriage on June 24.
Alvin McEwen at Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters calls Brown “simply pitiful:”
Just why in the hell is Brian Brown crying? His marriage isn’t affected by what happened in NY. His money situation hasn’t been hurt. If anything – based on the ridiculous “we may be down but we aren’t licked yet” tone he and the rest who are against marriage equality have taken in a recent New York Times article, one can easily predict some financial raises in Brown’s future.
And don’t give me that existential, hypothetical crap that “marriage has been redefined for the worse.” It’s a cute boardroom argument which has absolutely no basis in the real world — and the Prop 8 ruling last year (in which neither Brown nor any of the other “traditional marriage defenders” from NOM bothered to testify) backs me up on that point.
There is no getting around the fact that Brown’s weeping -– an action comparable to that of a spoiled, petulant child throwing a tantrum because he simply can’t get his way — epitomizes the entire movement against marriage equality so far.
Following the vote, Brown announced the NOM would commit “at least $2 million” in elections in 2012 in retaliation against New York GOP state senators who voted for the Marriage Equality Act.