The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is known for their crusade of promoting strictly heterosexual relationships, marriages, and heads of families.
Now that you know what NOM stands for, you can assume they don’t care for the LGBT community fighting for equal rights. You can assume that they don’t care for the equality of all citizens within the United States of America. With that being said, knowing that Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum want to join the NOM bus tour, it is quite obvious that they don’t stand up for all of the citizens for whom they hope to represent and govern.
This “values” Bus Tour is set to kick off this upcoming Tuesday, August 9th, and is traveling for four days to twenty-two different cities. Bachmann, Pawlenty and Santorum will be joined by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Susan B. Anthony (who is rolling over in her grave because of this) List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, NOM bosses Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown, Iowa Rep. Steve King, and Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert on the 1,305 mile trip that begins in Des Moines and will travel towards Ames, Iowa arriving four days later. This is all as the Ames Straw Poll opens.
Although The Family Leader group has no representation on this tour, Bachmann and Santorum signed The Family Leader pledge last month against all things gay, pornographic, and abortion-like. It can be assumed that even though The Family Leader group is not present on the bus tour, their agenda is present in the driver seat.
NOM has expressed their discontent for President Obama, because he has not stood up for their definition of “the family.” NOM boss Brian Brown stated, “President Obama has done virtually everything in his power to undermine the institution of marriage, including refusing to defend the bi-partisan Defense of Marriage Act signed into law by President Clinton. NOM is committed to ensuring that the next President is a strong and committed supporter of traditional marriage and will commit his or her administration to vigorously defending marriage in the courts, Congress and in the court of public opinion.” In other words, President Obama cares about the rights of all the citizens he represents, not just the ones ‘he’ deems worthy. Oh, and by the way NOM, the “court of public opinion” backs equality for all.
On a side note: I’m pretty sure that Marcus Bachmann will be ready with the tour soundtrack singing and dancing to, ‘We Are Family’ by the Pointer Sisters while thinking of appropriate bridal gown designs.