It's Shaping Up To Be a "Make or Break" Year for Marriage...AND WE WILL WIN!


Dear Marriage Supporter,

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2012 is already shaping up to be a "make or break" year for marriage in America.

With a high-stakes presidential election, Congress up for grabs, legal battles headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and state-level battles raging over same-sex marriage from Maryland to Minnesota, from New Jersey to Washington, from Iowa to New Hampshire, the stakes could hardly be higher. And all of us at the National Organization for Marriage are gearing up to fight the anti-marriage assault like never before.

And let me remind you once again: marriage HAS, CAN and WILL WIN!

But we need your help! Please donate to NOM today to help us defend marriage all across the country!

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Look no further than the presidential campaign, where the issues of marriage and religious freedom have come up again and again, with nearly all the Republican presidential candidates issuing forceful statements in defense of marriage and the faith communities which sustain it.

During the run-up to the Iowa Caucus, NOM stepped up to make sure Iowans knew the facts about the candidates' positions on marriage.

And the result was a huge victory for marriage champions Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in a virtual tie for first place.

In New Hampshire recently, candidates stood boldly for marriage and religious liberty. Speaker Gingrich put it most forcefully when he jumped in to the conversation to point out the media's bias in covering the subject:

You don't hear the opposite question asked: Should the Catholic Church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won't accept gay couples? ...Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery of services because of the bias and bigotry of the Administration? The bigotry question goes both ways... and none of it gets covered by the media.

(To watch the video of the candidates' comments in New Hampshire, check out the NOM Blog here).

And as for the one candidate—Texas Congressman Ron Paul—who refuses to support marriage? His campaign falters whenever NOM spreads the truth about him!

Because the fact is, Ron Paul holds extremely radical views on marriage which, if implemented, would destroy traditional marriage in America (see our website for specifics).

When asked if same-sex marriage should be legal, he responded "sure."

And he's repeatedly said that the federal government should offer zero recognition of any marriages at all!

We cannot back off...not one single inch.

That's why I am asking you to please take two immediate actions:

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Both actions are important, because dozens of fights at the state and national levels will pop up over the next two months, and we must be prepared. Already this year, major new pushes to legalize same-sex marriage have erupted in Washington State and New Jersey.

And with just days left before the South Carolina primary, we are at a critical moment in the race for the GOP nomination for president. NOM is committed to making sure voters have a marriage champion who will stand as a clear alternative to President Obama this November.

Remember, we are fighting to stop a small group of zealots from discarding 3,000 years of human history and redefining our country's biblical traditions on sex and marriage as the equivalent of bigotry.

If we lose, the result will be the absolute destruction of marriage in your state, in my state, in all 50 states!

So please take action today—forward our TV ad to anyone you know who needs to see it.

And please make one urgent financial gift to help NOM continue to lead the fight for marriage.

Thank you in advance.

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