The national Organization for Marriage issued a statement in response to the D.C. Council's approval of marriage equality 11-2 yesterday in the first of two votes.
Said Executive Director Brian Brown: "This battle is not over. DC politicians are blocking the right of
people to vote on marriage. Voters in 31 other states have already
exercised their right to vote on this issue. It is ironic that some
politicians actively campaign demanding DC voting rights and yet they
are conspiring to deny those same citizens the right to vote on the
definition of marriage. We will not give up on D.C.
The people of D.C. have the right to vote for marriage; we will fight
for their rights and we will win. NOM will be proud to fight alongside
Bishop Harry Jackson to make sure politicians hear the people's voice
loud and clear: don't mess with marriage. We will fight in Congress. We
will fight through the courts to get this to the people of D.C. who
have a God-given right to vote for marriage and Charter-given right to
overturn the council's decision. We are confident marriage will win in
the end in D.C. as it has in Maine and 30 other states."