The National Organization for Marriage
(NOM) has condemned a federal judge's ruling striking down
Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage.
NOM President Brian Brown accused U.S.
District Court Judge Barbara Crabb and other judges who have ruled
against similar bans in other states of imposing their opinions and
trampling “on the people and their will.”
says she did not order Wisconsin counties to issue marriage licenses
to gay couples.)
Brown, who heads the largest and best
known group opposed to marriage equality, used the case to promote
NOM's upcoming March for Marriage, a one-day rally and march to the
steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Scheduled to headline the June 19
event are former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former
Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
“So it's up to us – it's up to you
– to correct this undemocratic attack by what amounts to judicial
overloads who seem bent on destroying the most vital institution our
nation has – marriage between a man and a woman, united so a child
can have the love and nurture of both a mother and a father,” Brown
said in a blog post.
“And in 10 days, at the 2nd
annual March for Marriage, we have a tremendous opportunity to take a
giant step towards showing our strong and unbending opposition to
rulings like Justice Crabb's in Wisconsin.”