The National Organization for Marriage
(NOM) on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama for inviting Jim
Obergefell to attend his final State of the Union address.
Obergefell served as lead plaintiff in
the Supreme Court case that found that gay and lesbian couples have a
constitutional right to marry.
He was among the guests seated with
First Lady Michelle Obama.
“It’s an outrage that President
Obama is honoring the extermination of true marriage in our nation’s
laws as a result of an anti-constitutional, illegitimate ruling of
the US Supreme Court,” said NOM President Brian Brown. “President
Obama is trying to honor something that is completely dishonorable
because it strips from the law the truth of marriage as the union of
one man and one woman, and substitutes a fiction from the left that
marriage can be anything you want it to be.”
NOM called on the Republican leadership
to “set aside a vacant seat in front of the chamber in honor of the
missing 50 million voters whose votes were stolen by the Supreme
Court ruling in the Obergefell v Hodges case.”
“If the President wanted to do
justice concerning this ruling, he would have invited all the people
of faith who have been victimized by it – bakers, florists,
photographers, nonprofit groups, etc. – and apologized to them and
the American people for the supreme lie that is same-sex ‘marriage.’
The Obergefell ruling has exposed the falsehood that there
would never be consequences for redefining marriage, our most
fundamental and important social institution,” he added, referring
to the handful of business owners who have faced legal action over
their refusals to serve gay and lesbian couples.