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Anti-LGBT activists will march on DC to demand new ban on same-sex marriage

Nick Duffy June 4, 2016

Anti-LGBT activists will march on Washington DC later this month to demand that same-sex marriage is re-banned.

Thousands of couples have married across all 50 US states since last year’s Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell V Hodges, which brought equality to all 50 states.

But the National Organization for Marriage is still not happy – and plans to march on DC later this month to protest the decision in a ‘March for Marriage’.

A release confirmed: “This year’s March will protest the outrageous, anti-constitutional and illegitimate decision of the US Supreme Court redefining marriage.

“This was a decision wholly unsupported by the law and lacking any legal foundation. The majority simply legislated from the bench, imposing their own values on the country.

“In the process, they stripped over 50 million voters and countless legislators in states across America of their sovereign right to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”.

It adds: “The 2016 March for Marriage… will send a powerful message to the elite, including those in Congress and on the federal judiciary, that the American people continue to believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, and that we reject the dangerous gender-bending ideology that has been the inevitable aftermath of redefining marriage.

“We must focus our elected officials and the American people on reversing these developments, and the March is a tremendous opportunity to do so.”

NOM remains active despite financial woes, missing major fundraising targets and facing federal tax complaints. Its annual ‘March for Marriage’ usually features a crowd bussed in via local church groups.

Despite claiming to be a group that is simply opposed to equal marriage, President Brian Brown revealed his true beliefs in an email after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away.

In the email seen by PinkNews, Brown referred not just to rulings on same-sex marriage, but cases relating to sodomy laws across the US – expressing clear support for the now-defunct laws criminalising gay sex.

Though Republicans have a majority in both the House and the Senate, both President Obama and the Supreme Court would likely strike down any attempt to put a new ban on same-sex marriage into force.

However, this year’s elections will shift the balance of power in all three branches of government, as the next President will likely have several Supreme Court seats to fill.

More: Anti-gay, Equality, Gay, homophobic, LGBT, March for Marriage, National Organisation for Marriage, NOM, sexuality, US

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