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NOM's Brian Brown Remains in Utter Denial That His Side is Losing on Gay Marriage: VIDEO


NOM President Brian Brown gives an interview to USA Today about the U.S. march toward marriage equality, the states in which has recently passed and the states where it is pending.

He is also asked about Reince Priebus and statements he made that the party needs to be inclusive.

"Does inclusive mean that you get rid of your founding principles? Are party platforms supposed to mean anything? If the party does that, the party is DONE! The  party is DONE if the Republican party abandons traditional marriage! It will mean that it has turned its back again on not only its base but on the overwhelming majority of folks who identify as Republicans."

Watch (warning: autoplay), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I hope he remains as obstinate as ever! It will make his defeat all the more delightful.

    Posted by: Gregoire | May 3, 2013 1:18:27 PM

  2. The only thing sadder than a rat fleeing a sinking ship is a rat that refuses to acknowledge that the ship is sinking.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | May 3, 2013 1:18:41 PM

  3. no, he knows he's losing. and he knows that means his income is going to be lessened, and he has eight children. he's hoping he can pull a Rick Warren and drive at least one or two of his EIGHT children to suicide so he can save some coin.

    Republicans: they'd rather walk their kids down the aisle in a casket than on the arm of someone of the same sex or gender.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 3, 2013 1:24:40 PM

  4. Now is a perfect time for the GOP to "come out" on same sex marriage. Those who have been itching to rid themselves of the fundamentalists, this is your time!

    Posted by: Anthony | May 3, 2013 1:25:41 PM

  5. Note his blatant racism.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 3, 2013 1:29:27 PM

  6. The power of denial is such a fascinating, self-destructive state of mind isn't it? Besides the obvious major loss to his bank account that total acceptance of marriage equality would present to him, what's more insurmountable for him is that he'd likely be forced to look himself in the mirror and confront within himself why he's SOOOOOO personally against gay marriage and all things gay. Why is one 'straight' man so consumed with fighting against something that otherwise should not affect him in the least? It's the things that make you go Hmmmmm (and BAHAHAHAHA)!

    Posted by: Gary A/House Music Pusher | May 3, 2013 1:34:54 PM

  7. It would be sweet poetic justice if one of his sons came out of the closet.

    Posted by: Anthony | May 3, 2013 1:37:08 PM

  8. "I don't know if you'd call Rhode Island a trend..." Ya. Right. Not so long ago they said that marriage equality put on a ballot would NEVER PASS. Then after the last election, three states voted for gay marriage. Give your head a shake Brownshirt.

    Posted by: Gigi | May 3, 2013 1:38:30 PM

  9. My dear fellow, you must not abandon your founding principles! They are your core values and issues.
    You must continue to support hetro-sex marriages only.......the Republican Party has explicitly nailed its agenda to the front door of their is an anti-gay agenda, it denies us equality. But these are the qualities which made that great GOP.
    Do not change !

    Continue your right win anti-gay agenda right up to Hillary's Second Term in 2020.

    And tell your best buddy, Scalia the Hut, that same sex marriage has been valid and recognised and encouraged since Thebes and Sparta......since when has it been a right ? Since 232 least.

    Now please go away ......we have heard you before !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 3, 2013 1:39:09 PM

  10. He needs to keep the money flowing. Feeding his oversized brood depends on it.

    Posted by: Steve | May 3, 2013 1:41:19 PM

  11. He has to remain in utter denial. The minute he admits the truth his funding dries up...and his salary goes bye-bye!

    Posted by: Taylor | May 3, 2013 1:47:12 PM

  12. No one considered same sex marriage in the USA before Baker v. Nelson, so.... I'd assume the right has always been there, no one thought of it as a right until 76. Which is older than the Internet and cell phones. Also our girlfriend Brian has some amazing lighting

    Posted by: James | May 3, 2013 1:49:12 PM

  13. Mr. Brown has only two ways he can win this fight. One, the SCOTUS mandates marriage equality for all 50 states and the political upheaval turns a lot of swing voters anti-gay and politically conservative over "judicial tyranny." Or two, the cultural left takes up another new social cause, like polygamy, and scares the bejesus out of American voters who will fear that liberals are out to illegalize religion, take kids away from Christian parents, institute junior high abortion clinics, etc....

    Social conservatives pray,...yes, I do mean PRAY, for this last thing to happen. Their thinking is "If we can't win people over, at least the Left can scare them off." Feminists took the bait and squandered a lot of their political/cultural clout in this manner.. I hope LGBT Americans don't do the same thing. Unfortunately, many on Towleroad are convincing me that they will.

    Posted by: Mary | May 3, 2013 2:06:34 PM

  14. You can hear the exquisite desperation in his voice and argument.

    Posted by: mike | May 3, 2013 2:06:43 PM

  15. dont worry your pretty head Mary - gays dont wanna take anyones RIGHTS away - we just want what's OURS to begin with....OUR RIGHTS AS TAX PAYING American citizens - period.....Once we get the FULL RIGHTS that Heteros Have and TAKE for GRANTED....we'll be just like everyone else...and people wont feel like they have to hear about gay this,and gay that day in, day out....Just Give us OUR RIGHTS!

    Posted by: disgusted american | May 3, 2013 2:17:37 PM

  16. thank you for showing everyone, Mary, that the fears you express are the fears of the most utterly stupid people on the planet.

    i'd remain an atheist but the fact that you'll never have children of your own is enough to make me reconsider believing in God.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 3, 2013 2:19:30 PM

  17. He needs to read the first Republican Party platform of 1856:.

    "Resolved, That we invite the affiliation and cooperation of the men of all parties, however differing from us in other respects, in support of the principles herein declared; and believing that the spirit of our institutions as well as the Constitution of our country, guarantees liberty of conscience and equality of rights among citizens, we oppose all legislation impairing their security."

    Posted by: Rexford | May 3, 2013 2:24:16 PM

  18. If you spend half the time arguing you're not a bigot then, yeah, you are.

    Posted by: Michael | May 3, 2013 2:25:59 PM

  19. He says "The party is DONE if the Republican party abandons traditional marriage." Actually, the party is DONE if it does not remove the anti-marriage equality language from its platform.

    He also says that Maine, Massachusetts, Delaware, NY, Maryland, etc are not representative of the US in terms of their acceptance of marriage equality. That's what was said about these states before the Civil War in terms of their opposition to slavery -- while the rest of the country continued to embrace slavery. These states have been leaders on equality issues, as they will continue to be for gay rights.

    Posted by: MiddleoftheRoader | May 3, 2013 2:31:22 PM

  20. The very definition of a conservative is to say, "I draw a line in the sand here!" Then, when that line in the sand is crossed, to then move the line and say, "I draw a line in the sand here!!" This process continues ad infinitum until soon there is no more sand in which to draw lines. Ten states have moved the line in the sand, and more states will keep that line moving. Eventually, perhaps not in my lifetime, but sometime the conservatives will run out of sand in which to draw this line. Then they will have to find a new sand lot about a different issue in which to draw a new line.

    Posted by: Keith | May 3, 2013 2:40:24 PM

  21. I wonder if he is ever going to go out and get a real job. You know, contribute to the productive sector of the economy, or is will he (and his ilk) find another host to suckle him.

    Posted by: Canadian Observer | May 3, 2013 2:42:03 PM

  22. Excuse me but why is this guy still allowed in the media? Why are they granting him any credibility? At what point are we going to acknowledge that even putting a camera and a microphone in front of this person is homophobic?

    At some point, news organizations stopped asking the KKK what it thinks about interracial marriage and slavery.

    When's that happening with these fuckerS?

    Posted by: Sam A | May 3, 2013 2:46:32 PM

  23. yes deep blue liberal states. not representative of the country. like the states that refused to Integrate.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 3, 2013 2:47:57 PM

  24. Poor Kiwi, he keeps saying "this is the last time I'd be responding to you, Mary" but he doesn't keep his word. Either he's a very weak man or this person he keeps calling stupid is one hell of an intersting writer/analyst! (sarcasm, folks.)

    Disgusted American, I am now working to grant LGBT citizens their full rights. No need to preach to the choir.

    As to the polygamy question, it is no longer a far-fetched fantasy. This month's New Republic has an article advocating the legalization of polygamy. And New Republic is not "a Muslim Socialist" periodical. I know that most gay people don't support polygamy, but if the cultural Left decides to "grow" on this topic, gay rights will face a very serious problem with the voters.

    Posted by: Mary | May 3, 2013 2:48:50 PM

  25. You revealed a lot of bigotry in that post Mary and attempted to veil it with your version of pseudo-reason and "No this blog helped me become an ally", which I'm thankfully seeing now is ENTIRELY bull****.

    - Gosh I guess those darn feminists went too far!
    - LGBT Americans will clearly align themselves with the 'polygamists'

    Is what your post's inference (and what you clearly mean), no matter how much you will protest and 'take back' in subsequent posts.

    You are a worthless excuse for a human being that will never change and clearly has no desire to ever change...your "friendship" means ****, your "understanding" is clearly next to nil, and I'd genuinely appreciate if you never comment on this website again. Thanks.

    Posted by: Leo | May 3, 2013 2:56:35 PM

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