Poor sad delusional NOM

Timothy Kincaid

May 21st, 2014

The National Organization for Marriage (theirs, not yours) is all upset with Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for choosing not to appeal federal Judge John Jones III’s ruling that the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the US Constitution. Whatever.

But the part that is truly worth a giggle – especially after being slapped down this week by Oregon’s Judge McShane – is this:

Brown said that the National Organization for Marriage is itself evaluating whether it could intervene in this case on behalf of its Pennsylvania members. It is also looking into what other options might exist to work with people or groups in the state who have standing to mount the strong defense of marriage called for in this case.

Delusional.

jpeckjr

May 21st, 2014

“In order to look into those other options, we need thousands and thousands in donations. In fact, if you don’t donate now, our fight for traditional marriage will surely fail . . . what . . . oh, no, please don’t confuse losing in court after court to be a failure! We expect any day now that some judge will finally rule the way we want. We just haven’t found one corrupt enough to take our money! Oops, um, we mean, um, oh, hell, Brian’s got a big family to feed and he wants his salary. Just send a check.”

Sir Andrew

May 21st, 2014

How many times do these morons have to be told by the courts that they have no standing before they realize they really Have No Standing? Some judge needs to charge them for these frivolous lawsuits and send them to jail. Let Brian Brown live in a cell for a while so he can experience some of the crap he’s putting everyone else through with his leadership of this malignant group.

Bose in St. Peter MN

May 21st, 2014

I just love it that Brian Brown is this committed to making a fool of himself and NOM.

If only Maggie Gallagher could venture at least briefly out of the shadows to denounce the laughably crazy stuff that she instigated with her hoped-for call for rational responses to marriage equality. (No, I’m not holding my breath. If she takes the Schlafly path and is still making nutty public statements well into her 80s, that will suit me just fine.)

Lindoro Almaviva

May 21st, 2014

who have standing

Apparently they did not get the memo that the SCOTUS pretty much tightened the standards for that to pretty much exclude marriage advocates and state DOMA proponents. But, hey, if he wants to waste money, go right ahead and go all the way to the supreme court where I am sure you will have a better reception, right?

Priya Lynn

May 22nd, 2014

“Apparently they did not get the memo that the SCOTUS pretty much tightened the standards for that to pretty much exclude marriage advocates”.

Are you really calling The National Organization [against] Marriage “marriage advocates”?

Regan DuCasse

May 22nd, 2014

Courts are time and money that’s not cheap for the tax payers or anyone.

NOM and their cohorts can only call so many judges activist or bribed (slander and libel to do so), complain about the voter’s wishes being ignored, or claiming that the outcomes are illegal or came from threats or coercion from militant gay activists for so long.
And not much longer.

Honesty and forthright facts given over to the anti gay, falls on deaf ears. Those of us who can follow the LEGAL process going on here, know well what the defenses of the anti gay have been.
Which has been, NO defense. No evidence, no facts, no credible witnesses adds up to NO CASE.
You can’t enter a court with nothing like that, and expect a judge or the court to make a decision in your favor.

To say nothing of all the similar precedents in civil rights, family and marriage law.
Legal precedence matters here: not religious opinions.
The courts HAVE decided in favor of marriage, actually.
There’s no moral, fertility, endurance, health status or religious tests required to marry.
And the anti gay trying to force such tests only on gay people isn’t a legal defense, since NO ONE has to legally confront such tests.
I don’t know how people can be THAT stupid and stubbornly so about this truth that’s right in their faces.

StraightGrandmother

May 22nd, 2014

Every time NOM files one of these frivolous lawsuits knowing they do not meet the standards for intervening, the plaintiffs should counter sue for their attorneys costs as the Plaintiffs are forced to respond. Run NOM’s bank account dry.

Elaygee

May 22nd, 2014

He doesn’t give a damn about marriage equality. it’s his way of making a fantastic living. He takes in millions from suckers around the country and there is no skim off the top to the direct marketing company because he owns that too.
When he gets down to one last state without marriage equality, he’ll just find another issue to suck money from morons.

Neil

May 22nd, 2014

It is also looking into what other options might exist to work with people or groups in the state who have standing to mount the strong defense of marriage called for in this case.

Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever, the strong defense of marriage.

I guess all the previous times it was either not important or (more likely) not possible.

I’m fascinated to see what will comprise this strong defense. I wonder why this case is the first to merit serious coinsideration.

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