Desperate: NOM petitions SCOTUS for stay in Oregon’s landmark marriage ruling
First they tried—unsuccessfully—to defend Oregon’s marriage ban. Then, after a federal judge denied their motion to intervene, the D.C.-based organization asked the Ninth Circuit to stay the decision and halt marriages for same-sex couples.
The end result: NOM was denied—and (as you very well know), Oregon became the 18th state to secure marriage equality.
But just when you thought they couldn’t sink any lower, they’re at it again today, petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States to issue a stay and temporarily deny marriages to Oregon’s gay and lesbian couples.
Let’s make one thing clear: NOM can’t win an appeal of the landmark decision striking down Oregon’s marriage ban—they know that. Today’s motion is just their latest, last-ditch attempt to keep loving Oregon families from sharing in the freedom to marry as long as they possibly can.
But, just as they did last week, our legal team will vigorously defend against NOM’s latest scare tactic. This victory is ours as Oregonians—and no out-of-state organization will take that away from us.
So, this Saturday night, we’re celebrating our historic win together at our Victory Party in Portland! Don’t miss this chance to celebrate this landmark moment. RSVP is required—so click here now to reserve your spot.
Love is the law in Oregon. And try as they might, the National Organization for Marriage cannot and will not take that away.
Deputy Campaign Manager