Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and
president of the Ruth Institute, recently predicted nationwide
marriage equality by next year.
The Ruth Institute and its parent
organization, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), parted
ways last November.
Morse, also known as Dr. J., joined NOM
in 2008 as a spokesperson. She later served in a senior role with
NOM's Marriage Education Fund.
Speaking to attendees of the National
Catholic Singles Conference, which took place earlier this month
in San Diego, Morse said the fight against allowing gay couples to
marry was “over.”
“We're here in 2014 talking about the
redefinition of marriage,” Morse
said. “I'm just going to go on the record here and forecast by
this time next year it will be over. As a legal matter it will be
over. There will be same-sex genderless marriage in every state in
the union. If anybody's here from Texas, I'm sorry. You're not going
to be able to hold out. This is what's going to happen.”
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