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NOM: “This is it. The whole ball game. If we back down here, it will be all over.”

Jim Burroway

February 23rd, 2011

When others see an important step toward an end to discrimination, National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown sees a fundraising opportunity:

Dear Marriage Supporters,

This may be the most important email I’ve ever sent to you. Please read, take action and forward this message to at least 5 friends immediately.  

The Obama administration has just announced that they will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court. In a statement released this morning, Attorney General Eric Holder explained that President Obama has decided that the definition of marriage contained in DOMA is unconstitutional, and has ordered that the Department of Justice should abdicate its constitutional duty and no longer defend DOMA against constitutional challenges.   

This is it. The whole ball game. If we back down here, it will be all over.

It’s a constitutional outrage. Why do we even have courts if the President himself gets to decide which laws are constitutional?

But it’s not too late. Attorney General Holder admitted that Congress now has the ability to step in and defend DOMA. And that’s why we need your help.

Congress has the authority to independently defend the laws which it has passed. And we fully expect that Congress will intervene to defend DOMA in federal court – especially now that the Department of Justice has formally announced that it will no longer do so.

Email your congressman today!
  Tell them that you expect them to fully support Congressional action to intervene in the DOMA litigation to protect marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act.

It’s outrageous that President Obama would make himself the sole arbiter of whether DOMA is constitutional – our laws deserve a full and fair defense. If the Obama administration refuses to do so, it’s time for Congress to act today!

And don’t forget – Please forward this message to at least 5 friends right away. We need to take action immediately. Don’t let Congress off the hook – ask your friends to join you in demanding Congress to take action today!

Brian S. Brown,
National Organization for Marriage



February 23rd, 2011 | LINK

Yah, I see reports of NOM et. al. being outraged and pissed off, and certainly they are acting the part, but personally I think they’re all jumping for joy. The old “gay people recruit” and “gay marriage will ruin society” schticks are wearing thin and this is just the thing to bring them new $$$$. They can soak it for quite a while still but I’m sure they realize that this cash cow will only be golden for so long and, while it’ll probably never go away completely, they’ll have to find another cash cow… maybe… hopefully… in this decade.

Lindoro Almaviva
February 23rd, 2011 | LINK

as it is posted, i do not see any calls for “Send money”; and i read it twice.

Jim Burroway
February 23rd, 2011 | LINK

Those bright red buttons linked to a form for sending money. I did not include the links

February 23rd, 2011 | LINK


Might be a good idea to note that. I was surprised it wasn’t a call for donations until I saw the comments.

February 23rd, 2011 | LINK

Actually, I think they’re right. If they lose this it’s “game over”.

The good news is they WILL lose this one and it IS game over for them.

February 23rd, 2011 | LINK

Unfortunately, people seem to really be glossing over the part about Congress being able to step in and defend DOMA themselves. Seems to me we’re right back at square one, as there’s zero doubt that Boehner etc will do exactly that.

February 23rd, 2011 | LINK

Ryan: Let them. I want their full animus on display for the Judiciary Branch. I hope they send Rep. King and Bachmann into court.

February 23rd, 2011 | LINK

“Why do we even have courts if the President himself gets to decide which laws are constitutional?”

The irony is too much. I can barely contain the laughter. Let’s contrast that statement with a few of NOM’s quotes about the judicial system.

February 24th, 2011 | LINK

Keep the pressure on! Make SURE Senators know that we will remember them at election time.

Email your Congressmen and Senators:

Tell them to “Repeal DOMA”

*Be polite and to the point*



Call the Senate and Congress: (202)224-3121

*The Operator will direct you if you do not know your representative

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