Brian Brown, president of the National
Organization for Marriage (NOM), on Thursday declared that the tide
has turned on marriage in favor of marriage equality foes.
Brown was referring to a
Supreme Court decision granting a stay in a federal appeals court's
ruling striking down Virginia's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional
and a recent state ruling in Tennessee upholding
that state's marriage ban.
“After winning many lawsuits in lower
federal courts presided over by hand-picked, liberal, activist
judges, the momentum behind the marriage redefinition agenda is
waning,” Brown declared. “Remember, in addition to the Supreme
Court's intervention in Utah and Virginia, federal judges in states
like Wisconsin are taking notice and issuing stays on their own
decisions to allow the legal process to play out. Much, much more
importantly, we recently won a case at the lower level in Tennessee!
You might not know about it because the media is doing everything it
can to ignore the facts.”
“The rush to judgment declaring
marriage to be unconstitutional is not only premature – it's flat
out wrong!” he added before asking for a contribution.
Brown's timing, however, could have
On the same day that he declared
momentum for his side, a federal judge struck down Florida's marriage
judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban.)