Brian Brown, the president of the
National Organization for Marriage (NOM), has said his side is not
giving up on its opposition to gay marriage.
Brown was quoted in a
BloombergBusinessweek story as saying that opponents of gay nuptials
would win all four states facing referendums on the issue.
In Maine, voters will decide whether to
legalize marriage equality three years after a gay marriage law was
repealed at the ballot box. If approved, Maine would become the
first state to legalize such unions by referendum.
Maryland and Washington state voters
are being asked to uphold – or reject – a marriage law approved
And in Minnesota, lawmakers put on the
ballot a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual
union for voters to approve.
In all four states, polls show
opponents of gay nuptials trailing – as little as 1
percent in Minnesota and as much as 21
percent in Maine – and being outraised by supporters.
gay marriage proponents outraise foes.)
Brown, whose organization first
surfaced in 2007 and played a key role in passage of Proposition 8,
California's gay marriage ban, remains optimistic.
“We have confidence that the people
of all four states are going to protect traditional marriage,”
the magazine. “The other side wants to make it seem
inevitable. It's inevitable so you should just give up. Well, we're
not giving up.”