We work to defend marriage and the faith communities that sustain it at the local, state, and national levels. We do this by working with legislators, by informing voters when they head to the ballot box, and by giving marriage a voice in courts of law as well as in the court of public opinion.
The National Organization for Marriage Education Fund was founded in order to respond to the growing need for an organized promotion and defense of marriage in state and federal legislatures, in the courts at all levels, and in the general culture. The NOM Education Fund’s mission is to conduct research, public education, and strategic projects that promote an understanding of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The NOM Education Fund also helps to protect the religious liberty of traditional faith communities.
Businesses strive to create a climate where people work together across lines of race, creed, color and moral views, because corporations thrive when all their employees feel valued and free to contribute. We are entering a new era, when some gay rights groups are now seeking to get corporations to discriminate against people who do not support gay marriage, and even threatening to punish corporations if they refuse. We believe the workplace should be a culture-war free zone.
The President of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, along with his father Truett Cathy, has shown great courage in standing up for marriage. The Cathy Family deserves our thanks! Let them know that you honor their bravery and appreciate the good work they do by sending a thank you card.
We are urging customers across the globe to ‘Dump Starbucks’ because it has taken a corporate-wide position that the definition of marriage between one man and one woman should be eliminated and that same-sex marriage should become equally ‘normal’. As such, Starbucks has deeply offended at least half its US customers, and the vast majority of its international customers.
When General Mills staked out a position in support of same-sex marriage this past June, publicly opposing the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, the NOM Education Fund responded quickly, launching DumpGeneralMills.com to inform consumers, garnering over 10,000 signatures in the first 24 hours. News of a potential boycott promptly appeared in the mainstream media (including a prominent link on the Drudge Report on June 27, 2012).
Partnerships between community groups are crucial to the development of effective programs that educate and defend marriage. NOM has fostered and advanced these partnerships since its beginnings and has built up a strong and diverse network of community partners, especially within ethnic and racial minority communities.
Thousands and thousands of marriage supporters as well as over 40 co-sponsoring organizations joined NOM’s March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., which took place the same day as the Supreme Court heard arguments in the Proposition 8 case.
Across the country pro-marriage Americans are being harassed and discriminated against for their heartfelt beliefs on marriage. MADA is dedicated to protecting and defending the right of these Americans to exercise their rights and share their pro-marriage convictions by telling their stories and lending them aid.
EDUCATING Our next generation
Advancing NOM´s mission and vision of marriage requires acclimating youth of all ages to the themes of healthy marriage as a union between a man and a woman. We are working to develop a strong leadership pipeline so that marriage is defended and protected for generations to come.