Brian Brown, president of the National
Organization for Marriage (NOM), this week described marriage rights
for gay couples as a “profound lie” similar to slavery.
Turnout at NOM's annual March for
Marriage – the first since the U.S. Supreme Court found that gay
and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry – was low,
than 250 people by one count.
“Let me remind you that this is not
the first time that a profound lie about who we are as human beings
has been put into the law,” Brown told the crowd from behind a
large sign which read, “Every child deserves a mom and a dad.”
“Slavery was one such example. The
early abolitionists were told to go home. You're never going to
change anything. They were mocked, derided. Even in the newspapers
of the lead opinion of the day, The New York Times of the day,
they were told, 'No matter what you do you're not going to change
“The civil rights movement, we
witnessed the same attempt to have a lie embedded in the law and the
force of government used to suppress those who might disagree with
the lie,” he
In an interview with CNSNews, Brown
vowed to continue the fight, even if it takes decades.
“It's going to take years, maybe
decades, but we need a movement that has this march to be a living
symbol year in and year out that we're here, we're not going away and
we're growing,” Brown
In promoting this year's March for
Marriage, NOM said that it has “an aggressive plan to fight back
against the Supreme Court's profoundly unjust and unprincipled
decision,” but the group has yet to provide details of the plan.