Dear Marriage Supporter,
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is under assault like never before. And Congress may well be its last line of defense.
Please take a moment to thank House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor for standing firm in defense of DOMA and marriage today!
Yesterday morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, becoming the first federal appellate court to strike down DOMA.
The ruling, coupled with the Ninth Circuit ruling on California’s Proposition 8, sets the stage for a Supreme Court showdown to determine the future of marriage in America next year.
Speaker Boehner and Rep. Cantor deserve a special note of thanks for their courageous defense of DOMA. When President Obama ordered his Justice Department to abdicate their duty to defend DOMA in court (because in his opinion, the law is unconstitutional!), Congress intervened and took over the legal defense of the case. And they hired a superstar, former Solicitor General Paul Clement, to defend our nation’s only federal law protecting marriage.
Please click here to send a message to Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, and also your own congressman, thanking them for the House’s defense of DOMA.
These leaders are under intense pressure to drop their defense of DOMA-they need to hear from you today! Please click here to thank them for defending marriage and urge them to keep up the fight right now!
NOM is actively engaged in defending DOMA and state marriage laws in nearly a dozen cases nationwide. Please help us defend DOMA and marriage wherever it is under attack by making a generous donation to NOM today!
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage