On the heels of a Donald Trump victory, the National Organization for Marriage, which the Southern Poverty Law Center identifies as a hate group against marriage equality, wants to undo the victories for LGBTQ Americans during the President Obama administration.
The group's president, Brian Brown, outlined his plan Wednesday to help Trump overturn Obergefell v. Hodges — the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide.
"This is a bright and exciting time for NOM, and we are committed to taking full advantage of the opportunity we have," wrote Brown.
"We expect him to reverse President Obama's dangerous 'gender identity' agenda that is being pushed on children in the public schools. We also expect him to abandon attempts to impose the LGBT agenda on other nations by making U.S. support and aid contingent on support for gay marriage," Brown told Reuters about Trump.
NOM's website and social media accounts emphasize that it defends the belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.
Time to delete Obama's Executive Orders and to nominate to SCOTUS constitutionalists who will overturn Obergefell decision. Email to come.
— Brian S. Brown (@briansbrown) November 9, 2016
Brown's four points included aiding Trump in nominating a conservative justice to the Supreme Court to replace Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Obergefell is at the top of Brown's outline "plan."
NOM released an anti-transgender ad in October 2016 that supported House Bill 2, the "Bathroom Bill" and former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCroy.
North Carolina voters angered by the "Bathroon Bill," which requires citizens to use bathrooms based on their biological sex, voted for a new governor, Roy Cooper. Cooper had promised to repeal the legislation that imposed on the rights of LGBTQ citizens.
NOM's website said that the hate group formed "in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage."
Here are the four points, according to their site:
- We will work with President Trump to nominate conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, individuals who will adhere to the words and meaning of the constitution. Such justices will inevitably reverse the anti-constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court imposing same-sex "marriage" on the nation in the Obergefell decision, because that decision lacked any basis in the constitution.
- We will work with President Trump to rescind the illegal, over-reaching executive orders and directives issued by President Obama, including his dangerous "gender identity" directives, attempting to redefine gender just as he sought to redefine marriage.
- We will work with President Trump to reverse policies of the Obama administration that seek to coerce other countries into accepting same-sex 'marriage' as a condition of receiving US assistance and aid. It is fundamentally wrong for a president to become a lobbyist for the LGBT agenda, and we are confident that will end in the Trump administration.
- We will work with President Trump and Congress to pass the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which Mr. Trump supports. FADA is critical legislation to protect people who believe in marriage from being targeted by the government for persecution.
Brown also championed Trump's victory as a validation of NOM's hateful beliefs: "Our voice and our views matter to the incoming administration, and that means your voice and views matter."