Facing increasing irreverence in a post Obergefell v Hodges world, Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage fired off a press release condemning President Obama for inviting Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in the lawsuit that legalized same-sex marriage nationally to attend Tuesday's State of the Union address.
In a statement released Tuesday, Brown called on Republican members of Congress to leave "an empty chair in the front of the chamber to represent the more than fifty million Americans whose votes in support of traditional marriage were stolen by the US Supreme Court."
"It's an outrage that President Obama is honoring the extermination of true marriage in our nation's laws as a result of an anti-constitutional, illegitimate ruling of the US Supreme Court," decried sore loser Brown. "President Obama is trying to honor something that is completely dishonorable because it strips from the law the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and substitutes a fiction from the left that marriage can be anything you want it to be."
"The Republican leadership ought to set aside an empty chair in the front of the chamber to represent the more than fifty million Americans whose votes in support of traditional marriage were stolen by the US Supreme Court," Brown said. "It's a national insult that President Obama would celebrate such an affront to democracy."
Once an anti-gay financial juggernaut, NOM has fallen on hard financial times amid the wave of national marriage equality. On December 29, 2015, in the eleventh hour of year-end fundraising, Brown lamented his organization's ability to raise $92,160.
"I have to admit that my heart sank when I looked at yesterday's fundraising report, a dejected Brown wrote. "We still have $92,160 in unclaimed matching funds that we will lose if more of our supporters do not step up with a critically-needed end-of-year gift."