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01/19/2011

SCOTUS showed NOM a last ditch; NOM instead sees it as a 'culture war' bunker

by Jeremy Hooper
"While we are disappointed that the US Supreme Court did not decide to take the case challenging the denial of the civil rights of District residents to vote on the definition of marriage, we are by no means NOM-Brian-Browndone pressing this issue. With a pro-marriage majority in the new Congress we will explore a number of avenues to force the District to fulfill their constitutional responsibility to voters. As the four Court of Appeal justices who dissented in this case made clear, the District of Columbia owes it to the voters to allow them to decide the critical issue of marriage which has existed since before there was a District of Columbia. In order to curry favor with the same-sex marriage special interest group, members of the City Council have turned their backs on their own constituents. It is ironic that these same council members champion the right of District votes to be heard in national elections but then deny those same residents the right to vote on the definition of marriage. We will press our belief with Congress that the constitution of the District requires that voters be allowed to decide this important issue."

-Ever-defiant National Organization for Marriage president, Brian Brown

Operative word in the whole spiel? "Force." Because that's exactly what Brian and company are hoping to apply to this matter: Undue force where currently there are calm waters.

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