Brian Brown, the president of the
National Organization for Marriage (NOM), believes opponents of gay
marriage will prevail with passage of a federal marriage amendment.
In a blog post outlining the group's
strategy to reverse the gains of marriage equality supporters, Brown
notes that opponents have “faced tough battles before – and
“We passed Proposition 8 in
California, when everyone said it would be impossible!” Brown
wrote. “It was only through judicial and political corruption that
politicians like [Governor] Jerry Brown and [Attorney General] Kamala
Harris were able to abandon the voters, and a single homosexual judge
was allowed to invalidate it.”
“We're demanding that the [Rep. Tim]
Huelskamp marriage protection amendment come before the full House of
Representatives for a vote,” he added.
Huelskamp's proposed federal gay marriage ban has 28 co-sponsors.)
Proposition 8 was found to be in
violation of the U.S. Constitution after a federal judge held a
groundbreaking 13-day trial. Brown pointed to its demise in the
course of advocating for a similar federal version of the ban.
added that NOM is also working “to win the fight for marriage
in the court of public opinion and in the culture at large.”