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Fighting to Protect Supporters of Marriage

Friday, January 12, 2018 8:29
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Dear Marriage Supporter — One of the top objectives we’ve laid out in our 2018 Strategic Plan is to pursue a comprehensive series of actions to protect the right of people who believe in traditional marriage to live out their beliefs in their daily lives and at work. Increasingly, marriage supporters have been targeted by government officials and others for punishment simply because of their belief in what the Bible teaches and all of human history has shown, that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

Please help NOM fight for the rights of marriage supporters to be free from discrimination and persecution by making a critically-needed financial contribution today. Your gift will be matched, doubling its effectiveness.

Stand Up for Marriage Today!

It is imperative that supporters of marriage be able to act on their beliefs about true marriage and not be coerced or threatened with punishment for maintaining those beliefs. Polling shows that an overwhelming percentage of Americans believe that nobody should ever be forced to be involved in a same-sex ceremony against their wishes, yet countless people have been targeted for declining to be personally involved in the lie of same-sex ‘marriage’.

We have an integrated plan to make sure that the rights of supporters like you and I are protected. Our plan includes:

a. Participating in Critical Legal Cases. NOM has filed important amicus briefs in critical cases pending in the Courts and has urged the Supreme Court to act to protect people of faith from being forced into participating in same-sex ceremonies against their wishes. A critical case in that regard is currently pending before the Supreme Court, Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado. NOM is participating in this case as amicus on behalf of baker and cake artisan Jack Phillips. This is one of the most important religious liberty cases to ever come before the Supreme Court.

b. Administrative Action. We are working hard at the federal level to secure administrative action to protect people of faith, and have already won an important victory. After a great deal of urging by NOM’s supporters, last October, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a government-wide directive ordering every department and agency within the federal government to protect the religious liberty rights of people of faith. This is a big win for NOM, but more can and should be done. This year we will launch a new initiative to ask President Trump to follow-up on the DOJ directive by issuing a formal Executive Order giving the directive teeth and the force of law.

c. Passing Legislation. NOM is involved in pushing the passage of legislation at the state and federal levels to protect people of faith from discrimination over their views about marriage. At the federal level we are working behind the scenes to urge the introduction and passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), critically-important legislation to protect supporters of marriage from being targeted by the federal government and coerced into participation in same-sex ceremonies that violate their beliefs. We expect this legislation to be introduced soon, and we will mobilize tens of thousands of grassroots supporters behind it. We also will be pursuing similar legislation at the state level

I hope I can count on your continued support as we pursue our 2018 Strategic Plan. Protecting the rights of marriage supporters from government officials who do the bidding of LGBT extremists will be a tough fight, one requiring the investment of substantial resources.

Would you consider becoming a Sustaining Member of NOM by making a modest monthly contribution to support our work? If you will agree to step up with a monthly pledge, a group of donors has agreed to match your monthly gift not one time but twelve times over! Your $10 monthly pledge as a Sustaining Member will result in NOM receiving $120 in matching funds. But please hurry because this amazing matching gift opportunity will end on January 31st.

Whether you can become a Sustaining Member or prefer to make a one-time donation to support our work to protect marriage supporters from persecution and harassment, please act today knowing that your gift will be matched.

We are hard at work on all the elements of our agenda, and are excited about what we can accomplish by working together! Thank you for your continuing support.


Brian S Brown

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