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NOM Asks U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to Block Oregon Gay Marriage Ruling

KennedyThe National Organization for Marriage, whose attempt to intervene in a case challenging Oregon's ban on gay marriage was rejected by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane before he struck the ban down, has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to block McShane's ruling, the AP reports:

The group, which opposes gay marriage, says it filed the request on Tuesday with Justice Anthony Kennedy, who handles such requests from the region that includes Oregon.

...The National Organization for Marriage is seeking a stay of that ruling while it appeals an earlier decision that prohibited the group from defending the marriage ban on behalf of its Oregon members.

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  1. They are so desperate that they must be out of their flicking minds.

    Posted by: simon | May 28, 2014 7:52:18 AM

  2. Can't wait to see them lose again.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 28, 2014 7:54:38 AM

  3. The issue of standing has not changed. Anything like this that NOM does is just theatrics for their dwindling donor base.

    Posted by: bkmn | May 28, 2014 8:05:12 AM

  4. "Nooooooope." Kennedy's reply, in a nutshell.

    Posted by: Chris | May 28, 2014 8:08:32 AM

  5. "Nooooooope." Kennedy's reply, in a nutshell.

    Posted by: Chris | May 28, 2014 8:08:34 AM

  6. Hahahaha...

    Posted by: TheSeer | May 28, 2014 8:23:48 AM

  7. Good luck with that request, asshats.

    Posted by: DC Insider | May 28, 2014 8:56:57 AM

  8. yeah, good luck with that

    Posted by: woody | May 28, 2014 11:45:06 AM

  9. Essentially, if they have no pull here their funding will dry up.

    Posted by: anon | May 28, 2014 12:59:24 PM

  10. Even Jesus is bored of NOM.

    Posted by: DavidR | May 28, 2014 1:44:17 PM

  11. the supremes granted a stay in utah, but it was the state attorney general who requested it.
    nom has no standing to make such a request in utah or anywhere else. kennedy won't grant it.

    Posted by: woody | May 28, 2014 2:02:26 PM

  12. Is it possible that a supreme court justice has to read every document from every lunatic under his jurisdiction? Isn't that the job of his secretary?

    Posted by: simon | May 28, 2014 4:16:31 PM

  13. If NOM doesn't have the right to defend the law, then the Supreme Court can't hear a challenge to uphold the law until NOM gains the right to defend it in the first place. NOM is probably going to do more to harm to its cause by trying to do something it doesn't have the right to do. Not that I'm complaining that those people are idiots.

    Posted by: Garst | May 28, 2014 5:13:11 PM

  14. Remember -- NOM IS A FEW PAID SPOKESMEN, and a few rabid donors

    They won't change until the donors die, so don't bother arguing with them

    Posted by: Bob K | May 28, 2014 5:58:08 PM

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