NOM has lost officially lost New Jersey, and whoa, Brian Brown is so angry and sad at the same time! Check this whiny, nonsensical blog post out:
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today sharply criticized the courts of New Jersey for orchestrating the redefinition of marriage, and also criticized New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for withdrawing an appeal of the court ruling imposing same-sex marriage and thus abandoning the right of voters to determine the definition of marriage. NOM pledged to continue to fight for the right of New Jerseyans to define marriage, and suggested that Christie’s decision will end any chance of him winning the GOP nomination for president.
“There’s no question that the courts of New Jersey are responsible for the imposition of same-sex marriage in that state, and we sharply criticize them for redefining our most important social institution with no regard to the wishes of voters or even elected officials,” said Brian Brown, NOM’s president. “The refusal of the New Jersey Supreme Court to order a stay of the same-sex ‘marriage’ ruling was wrong, and the latest example of an activist judiciary running amok, substituting their views for those of the people of the state. Still, we are extremely disappointed in Governor Chris Christie for withdrawing the state’s appeal of the underlying decision, effectively throwing in the towel on marriage. The mark of a leader is to walk a principled walk no matter the difficulty of the path. Chris Christie has failed the test, abandoning both voters and the core institution of society – marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”
NOM’s target audience might be dumb, but ours isn’t, so let’s remind everyone that:
1. Elected officials, AKA the New Jersey legislature, passed marriage equality by a wide margins.
2. New Jersey voters support marriage equality by overwhelming margins.
Civil rights shouldn’t be left to the whims of the majority, but in this case, all the majorities are clearly on our side!
Brian Brown is simply saying that he believes that his opinions on this issue are the most important and he’s whining because everyone that matters has ceased to listen to him.
“It’s a sad day for the voters of New Jersey,” said Brown. “An activist judiciary has once again imposed its views and ignored the rights of voters. We will continue to fight for the right of New Jersey voters to determine the definition of marriage. Regrettably, Governor Christie’s decision to surrender on marriage reveals him to be a man who lacks the courage of his supposed convictions. As far as we are concerned, it’s a disqualifying failure. His surrender on marriage effectively surrenders any chance he might have had to secure the GOP nomination for president.”
Yes, and when NOM makes proclamations like that, they’re never wrong.
Sorry, Brian. It looks like you’re going to have to start looking for new ways to support your family before long.