Having burned through tens of millions of dollars with
nothing to show for it, National Organization for Marriage should probably call
it a day. Brian Brown is trying to suggest that the so-called First Amendment Defense Act is a reason for NOM to continue to exist. The improbable passage of the bill can be coupled to the impossible enactment of a constitutional amendment to nullify same-sex marriage. Neither shall occur.
After reviewing the text it is clear that the so-called First Amendment Defense Act is just another attempt to create a license to discriminate. In the unlikely event that this was passed by both houses of Congress (if it even gets out of committee) it is a bill that President Obama would veto. It is clear that it does not have sufficient support to override a certain veto. The House version has only 69 cosponsors — the Senate version only 21. Most sane Republicans want to get past social issues.
Mr. Brown needs a new hobby. He should be embarrassed to ask people to part with more money to finance continuing ineptitude.