Here's the first photo of NOM's hate march underway. They're on their way to the Supreme Court. NOM President Brian Brown is standing just behind the word "DESERVES".
Today they posted the route and schedule. Click to enlarge.
At the same time, a pro-equality United for Marriage Rally is taking place in front of the Supreme Court. Find out how to make it there or attend one of the other rallies in 50 states around the nation HERE.
And New Yorkers, tonight there is a 7 pm vigil in Times Square.
Band Scheduled to Perform at NOM's Anti-Gay Marriage March Drops Out After Discovering What They Stand For
The Lee Boys, one of two musical acts scheduled to perform at NOM's upcoming March for Marriage in Washington D.C. around the time of the Supreme Court hearings, has dropped out after being informed by blogger Jeremy Hooper about NOM's agenda.
I informed the team of what they may not know about the NOM agenda, why this booking is sure to garner a lot of unfavorable attention, and how they might be able to make a better choice.
I'm happy to now report that better choice. A band member has confirmed for me that the group is PULLING OUT OF THE GIG. They were not aware of what NOM was all about and they want no part. The only statement this band member wanted to give beyond simple confirmation is to say that "music is about love" and the band "would never want to offend."
NOM Chair John Eastman Denies Smearing Chief Justice John Roberts and His 'Second-Best' Adopted Kids
NOM Chairman John Eastman says he didn't mean to tell the Associated Press that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' adopted kids were "second-best".
Said Eastman in the AP story:
Gay marriage opponents said they are not worried about the votes of Roberts and Thomas.
"You're looking at what is the best course societywide to get you the optimal result in the widest variety of cases. That often is not open to people in individual cases. Certainly adoption in families headed, like Chief Roberts' family is, by a heterosexual couple, is by far the second-best option," said John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage. Eastman also teaches law at Chapman University law school in Orange, Calif.
Writes Eastman in a statement today:
"An article by the Associated Press, excised in part by The Huffington Post, grossly misrepresents my views on adoption. I believe that couples who adopt children are heroes and do a great service to society, and to the children they adopt. I strongly believe, based on thousands of years of experience and countless social science studies, that children do best when raised by a mother and a father within the bounds of marriage. I commend all those couples who selflessly give of themselves to raise a child who, through no fault of her own, has been deprived of a mother and father. There is nothing 'second best' about adoption."