Sanctity-of-marriage groups couldn't care less about the obnoxious frivolity with which many heterosexuals regard their sacred institution. Why not propose a constitutional amendment to ban divorce? Why not try to make adultery illegal?
The so-called National Organization for Marriage might as well be punching, kicking and spitting in the faces of every student in the country bullied on the basis of the fact that they are, or are perceived to be, gay.
It's time for this "we need to protect marriage" con to die. And it will. It could happen in North Carolina or Minnesota. Both states are facing anti-marriage-equality votes next year. Or it could happen before then.
At a time when LGBT people are achieving important progress at the national, state and local level, this pledge is a throwback to an intolerant, discriminatory past wholly out of step with the majority of the American people.
Days before the NY Senate voted for marriage equality, NOM head Maggie Gallagher brought up the negative impacts of marriage equality by citing the work of "leading legal scholars." The scholars she spoke of are not objective.
Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage claims his organization wants a respectful discussion as to the merits of being against gay marriage. Based on the actions of NOM, one can't help but question the veracity of his statement.