National Organization for Marriage and Family Research Council are busy condemning all those “activist” judges who support the Constitution of the United States of America. Eric Holder, President Obama and numerous politicians are receiving criticism as well. Every day, sometimes more than once, these two organizations are lobbing shells at anyone and everyone who doesn’t see things their way. All the “poor us” might appease their base. It seems as though, that they actually believe that they are scaring others into compliance. How’s that working out?
FRC was the first to react to the judge’s ruling in Virginia. At 12:14 this morning they sent out an email titled “Arrogant Judge Strikes Down Virginia Marriage Amendment.” By the time NOM gets around to it, every paragraph will include the fact that Virginia Judge Arenda L. Wright is an Obama appointee.
Who can even keep up with it all? Utah, Oklahoma, Nevada, Kentucky and now Virginia becomes an equality state — pending the inevitable appeals of course. The states are going to start falling like dominoes and, if Windsor provides any indication, the Supreme Court is going to rule for equality.
None of what NOM and FRC are doing seems to work. Yet they continue to do the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome. Brian Brown will continue to say that national marriage equality is not inevitable – all the way to a fifty state outcome. Frankly, I don’t see how Brown survived the 2012 ballot contests. Yet he is still hanging in there, making a fool of himself on O.P.M.. They seem to think that Congress is going to reverse the trend or that there is some hope for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Did I mention that these people are delusional?
This fight is not over. We must remember that NOM has the full weight and economic power of the Roman Catholic Church behind it. Moreover, they have extremely wealthy donors, Defenders of the Faith™, who are still willing to give up a pile of money.
I just write a blog. Organizations like AFER and people like Evan Wolfson, Ted Olson and David Boies have done a remarkable job advancing equality. Prop 8 was a gut punch but since then it’s been kind of fun to watch.