- NOM did not lose this case because they were outspent. Their lead counsel is Charles Cooper who was named by The National Law Journal as one of the 10 best civil litigators in Washington.
- NOM did not lose this case because Judge Walker is gay. They knew that going in. In fact, there was a concern, based on prior decisions, that Walker, who is an extremely conservative jurist, would be inclined to favor NOM/ProtectMarriage.com.
- That the state has a secular interest in denying gays the right to marry.
- That same-sex marriage poses a threat or harm to traditional marriage.
At this point, the record is what it is. Testimony is done. Evidence is finished. What's left is whether or not Judge Walker made a legal or procedural error.
Today, Brian Brown is asking for more money.
According to Brown:
NOM has never been able to financially match the tens of millions of dollars raised by interest groups who want to tear apart traditional values and attack people like you and me who defend the sanctity of marriage.Yet:
. . . one of our most generous donors has offered to MATCH—dollar for dollar—every single gift we receive between now and New Year's Day, all the way up to one million dollars!Thus:
With your support, we can fight, and we can win against the crusaders who are bent on destroying marriage in America.Crusaders? That is the most stunningly misplaced descriptor NOM could possibly use. Then to suggest that supporters of marriage equality are bent on "destroying marriage" is, plainly and simply, bullshit.
NOM has yet to articulate what harm same-sex marriage poses