National Organization for Marriage Condemns Legislative Passage of Same-Sex Marriage In New Jersey


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2012

Contact: Anath Hartmann or Elizabeth Ray (703-683-5004)

"We are grateful to have a principled Governor in Chris Christie who has pledged to veto this legislation."—Brian Brown, President—

National Organization for Marriage

Washington, D.C.—The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today condemned the New Jersey Assembly for narrowly passing legislation to redefine marriage and praised Governor Chris Christie for his commitment to veto the legislation.

"Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly today walked off a cliff when they decided to redefine marriage to accommodate the political demands of same-sex couples," said Brian Brown, NOM's president. "They have ensured themselves of the united opposition of people of faith when they next face voters. We are grateful to have a principled Governor in Chris Christie who has pledged to veto this legislation."

The New Jersey state Assembly passed legislation to redefine marriage by the narrowest of margins, 41-33. It would take 54 votes to override Governor Christie's promised veto.

NOM has spent significant funds on New Jersey elections in prior years and pledged to oppose legislators who supported redefining marriage.

"Redefining marriage is not going to happen in New Jersey," Brown said. "NOM will join with the community of faith and all conservatives to ensure that every legislator who voted to kick God's definition of marriage to the curb pays the ultimate political price when they face voters. We will not forget this betrayal of marriage."


To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Anath Hartmann,[email protected], at 703-683-5004.

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