Brian Brown, president and co-founder of the anti-LGBT group National Organization for Marriage (NOM), will be traveling to France next week to participate in Manif Pour Tous’ “Summer University” training session.
Brown is expected to give a talk on “The International Experience of Combat against the Redefinition of Marriage”.
Brian Brown and NOM played a significant role in the introduction of Proposition 8 and nearly every ballot campaign to prevent marriage equality since the mid 2000’s.
But in recent years, NOM has shifted its focus to anti-LGBT advocacy. Originally focused only on the question of marriage, NOM now opposes protections for workers via Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), as well as California’s new law that allows transgender students to safely and fully participate in school activities.
In January, Brown attended an anti-marriage equality rally in Paris organized by Manif Pour Tous, and later accompanied a group of French anti-LGBT activists on a trip to Moscow to testify before parliament in support of banning adoption of Russian orphans by same-sex couples.