I am beginning to understand why National Organization for Marriage likes spending money on legal fees so much. It’s not what you think. More on that when I get some 990’s that I am waiting for. But I digress.
NOM tried to intervene in the Oregon marriage case (Geiger v. Kitzhaber) so that they could essentially represent the state when the state’s AG would not defend the same-sex marriage ban. It’s the Proposition 8 case all over again with the same outcome. The district court ruled that NOM did not have standing. They appealed. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sustained the lower court. NOM requested that the full Ninth Circuit hear the case en banc. Lost again – drat! According to the decision no judge in the Ninth Circuit requested a vote on re-hearing the matter. It was unanimous.