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[[Image:NOM.gif|100px|right]]{{tnr}}The '''National Organization of Marriage''' (NOM) is a [[501(c)(4)]] organization that describes itself as "founded in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures"<ref>Text from organization's website</ref>  
The '''National Organization of Marriage''' is a [[501(c)(4)]] organization that describes itself as "founded in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures"<ref>Text from organization's website</ref> Maggie Gallagher is the president of the group, and Brian Brown is its executive director. 
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NOM says of its purpose, "For decades, pro-family organizations have educated the public about the importance of marriage and the family, but have lacked the organized, national presence needed to impact state and local politics in a coordinated and sustained fashion. NOM seeks to fill that void, organizing as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, giving it the flexibility to lobby and support marriage initiatives across the nation."
 
NOM says of its purpose, "For decades, pro-family organizations have educated the public about the importance of marriage and the family, but have lacked the organized, national presence needed to impact state and local politics in a coordinated and sustained fashion. NOM seeks to fill that void, organizing as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, giving it the flexibility to lobby and support marriage initiatives across the nation."
  
In 2008, NOM has donated about $700,000 to support the [[California Proposition 8 (2008)|Limit on Marriage Initiative]], which has qualified for the [[California 2008 ballot measures|November 2008 ballot]] in [[California]].<ref>[http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_10021207 ''New Jersey group works in state to back Prop. 8'']</ref>
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In 2008, NOM supported the [[California Proposition 8, the "Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry" Initiative (2008)|Proposition 8]], which qualified for the [[California 2008 ballot measures|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[California]] and was narrowly approved by the state's voters.  Proposition 8 was later judicially invalidated and is undergoing a federal appeals process.<ref>[http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_10021207 ''New Jersey group works in state to back Proposition 8'']</ref>
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==Leadership==
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Maggie Gallagher is the president of the group, and Brian Brown is its executive director.
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In October 2011, [[John Eastman]] was chosen as the new chairman of NOM.<ref name=east>[http://www.sacbee.com/2011/10/16/3981125/a-new-general-in-marriage-war.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "A new general in marriage war", October 16, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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* [http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1303282 Financial records in California]
 
* [http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1303282 Financial records in California]
  
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==References==
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[[Category:National political organizations]]
 
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Revision as of 09:03, 16 October 2011

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The National Organization of Marriage (NOM) is a 501(c)(4) organization that describes itself as "founded in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures"[1]

NOM says of its purpose, "For decades, pro-family organizations have educated the public about the importance of marriage and the family, but have lacked the organized, national presence needed to impact state and local politics in a coordinated and sustained fashion. NOM seeks to fill that void, organizing as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, giving it the flexibility to lobby and support marriage initiatives across the nation."

In 2008, NOM supported the Proposition 8, which qualified for the November 4, 2008 ballot in California and was narrowly approved by the state's voters. Proposition 8 was later judicially invalidated and is undergoing a federal appeals process.[2]

Leadership

Maggie Gallagher is the president of the group, and Brian Brown is its executive director.

In October 2011, John Eastman was chosen as the new chairman of NOM.[3]

Contact

National Organization for Marriage
20 Nassau Street, Suite 242
Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone: 609-688-0450
Fax: 888-894-3604
E-mail: contact@nationformarriage.org

See also

External links

References