Brian Brown, president of the National
Organization for Marriage (NOM), on Thursday promised supporters big
wins against gay marriage now that a law has been signed in Hawaii.
governor signs gay marriage law; Takes effect Dec. 2.)
After the obligatory pledge to hold
legislators who “betrayed the voters accountable on Election Day,”
Brown attempted to turn the defeat for his group into a fundraising
opportunity by promising that brighter days lay ahead for opponents.
“There is a silver lining now that
Hawaii has voted to redefine marriage against the people's wishes:
Same-sex 'marriage' activists have run out of easy targets,” Brown
said. “This was the last state where Democrats held the
governorship and both houses of the Legislature – the only type of
state where they have been able to prevail by legislative action.
(West Virginia is governed by Democrats but we are in no danger of
their socially-conservative politicians redefining marriage.) Thus
the false narrative of 'inevitability' ends here – with your help!”
“The fight for marriage goes on –
we anticipate state-wide fights in Ohio, Indiana and up to half a
dozen other states next year. These are fights we can win – and
win big – halting the temporary momentum same-sex 'marriage'
activists have built up by eking out extremely narrow victories in
the bluest of states … but only if we have the resources to fight.”
It must be noted that Brown
conveniently forgot to mention New Mexico and Oregon – states which
are likely to legalize gay marriage in the next 12 months.