The National Organization for Marriage
(NOM) on Saturday held its annual March for Marriage.
This year's event was the first since
the U.S. Supreme Court found that gay and lesbian couples have a
constitutional right to marry. The case, Obergefell v. Hodges,
celebrates its one year anniversary on Sunday.
Despite months of promotion by NOM, the
event drew a low turnout. According to ThinkProgress'
Zack Ford, 237 people – including infants, journalists and
curious onlookers – were counted in attendance.
Leading the march to the steps of the
Supreme Court was NOM President Brian Brown.
In speaking to the crowd, Brown
compared marriage equality to slavery. In a blog post to promote
this year's March for Marriage, NOM said that it had “an aggressive
plan to fight back against the Supreme Court's profoundly unjust and
unprincipled decision,” but the group provided no details.
bishops back march against gay marriage ruling.)