National Organization for Marriage

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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]


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]


National Organization for Marriage
20 Nassau Street, Suite 242
Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone: 609-688-0450
Fax: 888-894-3604

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