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NOM: If Gays Win At Supreme Court We’ll Demand Constitutional Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash on March 25, 2013

in Marriage,News,Politics

Brian Brown, president of the National Organization For Marriage, on Friday spoke with conservative talk radio host Steve Deace and announced that if gays win at the Supreme Court, NOM will demand a federal ban on same-sex marriage written into the constitution. Brown also (comically) invoked President Abraham Lincoln, coming closely to suggesting same-sex marriage is slavery — at least for one side:

“We need a solution in this country, we cannot be, as Lincoln said, half slave, half free. We can’t have a country on key moral questions where we’re just, where we don’t have a solution.”

The Supreme Court, as all of America knows, will hear two landmark same-sex marriage cases this week: DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 that bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, and Prop 8.

It’s truly a perfect response to where NOM is right now. Advocating for a constitutional amendment promises years of lobbying — which is devastatingly expensive in time and money, likely enough to put Brown’s “eight young children” through college.

“I think we’re going to win these cases,” Brown told Deace, according to Right Wing Watch, which has the audio as well:

“But say the worst happens and we lose in a broad way – that means that the Court somehow does a Roe, a Roe v. Wade, on marriage and says that all these state constitutional amendments are overturned, gay marriage is now a constitutional right – well, we’re going to press forward on a Federal Marriage Amendment. We’ve always supported a Federal Marriage Amendment, and there’s a lot of misconceptions about it. Some people try and argue, ‘Well, this is against federalism.’ No, our founders gave us a system where we can amend the Constitution. We shouldn’t have to do this, we shouldn’t have to worry about activist judges, you know, making up out of thin air a constitutional right that obviously none of our founders found there and no one found there until quite recently. But if we do, for us, the Federal Marriage Amendment is a way that people can stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough.’ We need a solution in this country, we cannot be, as Lincoln said, half slave, half free. We can’t have a country on key moral questions where we’re just, where we don’t have a solution. And if the Court forces a solution, the way we’ll amend that is through the Federal Marriage Amendment.”

Brown is thoroughly wrong on Roe v. Wade — as much as conservatives like to skew the numbers, Roe is settled law, and supported by the majority of Americans, just like same-sex marriage.

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Mykelbarber March 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Go away Brian. 60% of Americans think you'/re nuts. another 15% are positive you're nuts, and the rest are nuts just like you.

foxymoxy73 March 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm

i wonder if he realizes the "country divided" comment works both ways. it's ok for the status quo to be maintained where people are forced to pay more in taxes and have no legal rights as it relates to their partners well being, assets, etc and if that status quo can't be maintained he's all for trying to write discrimination back into a document that we've been working to get it out of for more than 200 years.

Coxhere April 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

If Gays were exempted from paying taxes because they have no legal rights, do you think the percentage of Americans who self-report being Gay would go up? To what percent? 100%? To not have to pay any taxes, Americans would say anything.

barbonine March 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I'm not really worried about that little 1/3rd of ignorant mouth breathers these days. When people read the anti-marriage equality people who claim they aren't bigoted, all they need do is plug in 'interracial' instead of 'gay' and think back to the days of yesteryear, when racism was publicly accepted and some people had to ride in the back of the bus because their skin tone was darker.

Some people have nothing better to do than meddle in the affairs of others. But now, in this particular case, public opinion is against them, so there must be some sort of war going on against them.

After 2000 years of barbaric, superstition-fueled violence and stupidity, it's time to put them back in Pandora's box and shoot it into the sun.

david0296 March 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Laughable. So if the Supreme Court rules that gay Americans have civil equality (like all other Americans), then they are suddenly activist judges.

"…we shouldn’t have to worry about activist judges, you know, making up out of thin air a constitutional right that obviously none of our founders found…"
Why is Brian Brown talking about interracial marriage? How odd.

SeanLiberty13 March 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm

"Why is Brian Brown talking about interracial marriage?"

Ding, right on the nose.

jerryball37 April 29, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Cha-CHING! It's a money-maker being Chief Bigot. If the law goes through, he and many other hangers-on would have to find an honest job.

prthatrocks March 25, 2013 at 3:32 pm

The National Organization for Marraige was founded in 2007… obviously that year was the breaking point where Brian Brown couldn't fight his homosexual tendencies and had to devise a scheme where he could keep his overpowering sexual desires in check… profitably… kinda' like the Catholic Church.

Bose_in_SP_MN March 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm

And so, the National Org for Marriage would become the champions of divorce, forcibly divorcing couples nationwide, making them and their kids legal strangers.

Alex_Parrish March 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Good. While NOM is busy fighting an un-winable fight and bankrupting themselves doing it, the rest of us can get-on-with making equality a reality. I say they should go for it!

SeanLiberty13 March 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm

If the Destruction of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop H8 are declared unconstitutional then so would a federal amendment banning Marriage Equality. Therefore we will take that right back to the courts striking it down as illegal which it is and then we will take every politician that voted on it to court for wasting tax dollars on that instead of helping the homeless, rebuilding roads and bridges, funding pubic transportation, funding education, providing relief to victims of natural disasters, and paying our veterans their deserve rewards for risking and sacrificing their lives for us and this country, etc. etc. etc.

P.S. Please Brainless Brown, you may not have any money left, after reparations are paid, to fund a campaign to steal rights away from tax paying American citizens via an illegal unconstitutional federal amendment.

Scott_Rose March 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Romney signed the NOM pledge that included a commitment to a federal constitutional ban of same-sex marriage, and Romney lost.

jjpca March 25, 2013 at 6:13 pm

You can demand anything but that doesn't mean you'll get it. And in all likelihood you won't. Little by little the bigots of this country are losing ground. Welcome to the edge of the cliff.

jchastn March 25, 2013 at 11:19 pm

There is no way in hell that they would be able to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriage. There was a risk back in the Clinton days that one might pass and thats why so many agreed to pass DOMA to pacify the dedicated haters, but those people are fewer and farther between. Really think that Brian knows this but he could pay himself big money for more years.

Larry & Patrick July 4, 2013 at 1:54 am

oh yea….guess what you hate-filled, mysongnist, bigotted, religious zealot tyrannist ummmmmmm WE FREAKING WON AS*HAT!! LMAO

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