National Organization for Marriage
In the summer of 2010, National Organization for Marriage (NOM) announced a “Summer for Marriage” tour to 19 states where they would hold rallies against same-sex marriage. Courage Campaign raised over $50,000 from 1,400 small donors to send three field staff on the road. Our efforts led to major local press hits regarding NOM’s homophobia. After the tour concluded, the brains behind the tour and the driver of the NOM bus, Louis Marinelli, came out for same-sex marriage after holding “courageous” conversations with one of our staff all tour long. The story was covered by Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC.
National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has spent the last seven years spreading hate and bigotry across the country, and now it's time to say, "so long." Courage Campaign members have been on the frontlines, fighting back against NOM's same, old, tired attacks on equality every step of the way. And we've won! So, in NOM's last gasp effort to try and take down marriage equality during their “March for Marriage,” let's thank them for their years of hard work and failed efforts against marriage equality, and wish them farewell.