|National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown|
Hot on the heels of the Louisiana ruling today against same-sex marriage (the first since June of 2013), NOM president Brian Brown claimed the “house of cards” that is the marriage equality movement is “collapsing:”
“Here we see the house of cards collapsing that supported the myth that redefining marriage is inevitable,” said Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage. “This decision by Judge Feldman in Louisiana is a great win for the cause of marriage, coming as it does on the heels of other pro-marriage court victories, that puts the lie to the claim that it is inevitable the US Supreme Court will redefine marriage. To the contrary, we believe they will leave this issue with the states.”
“Judge Feldman has authored a powerful opinion that points the US Supreme Court in the direction of upholding state marriage laws and constitutional amendments,” Brown said. “He finds what should be obvious to everyone, that states have a legitimate concern in ‘linking marriage to children with intact families.’ It is perfectly appropriate for voters to determine if they wish to decide for themselves whether they wish to redefine this age-old institution that has served society so well. Overwhelmingly, voters have rejected redefining marriage, and we expect the US Supreme Court to do so as well.”
Regarding a “house of cards,” it should be noted that Judge Feldman’s ruling is the first against same-sex marriage by a federal judge since the Windsor decision by SCOTUS in June of 2013.
(via press release)