Brian Brown, president of the National
Organization for Marriage (NOM), vowed to continue fighting against
marriage equality even if the Supreme Court legalizes it nationwide.
NOM, the nation's most vociferous
opponent of allowing gay couples to marry, is preparing for its
second annual March for Marriage, a rally and march to the steps of
the U.S. Supreme Court.
Speakers at Thursday's event include
former presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee and
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
Pelosi calls NOM's anti-gay marriage march “venom masquerading as
to the AP, Brown said he believes the issue will be settled at
the Supreme Court and that a ruling upholding state bans might
encourage a movement in some marriage equality states to reverse
“We'd put this back in the hands of
the democratic process,” said Brown. “We would have the people
deciding for themselves.”
“We won't go away,” Brown said of a
possible court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.
“In the next year or so, we'll either
have a massive victory at the Supreme Court, or we'll need to fight
for 10, 20 years to undo the damage that the court has done,” he