The bigger the loss, the loud the whine. That’s always the case with National Organization for Marriage, which has been on an uninterrupted losing streak since 2012. Their latest howl of anguish is a cry for the impeachment of Virginia’s attorney general, Mark Herring, for daring to abandon the defense of the state’s ban on marriage equality.
“Attorney General Herring is participating in a lawsuit against the very people he is sworn to represent, the citizens of Virginia who preserved marriage in their constitution,” NOM president Brian Brown fumed. “This malfeasance and neglect of duty is not only a disgrace, it’s an impeachable offense under the constitution.”
Of course, attorney generals in other states, to say nothing of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, have taken the same approach to marriage laws. They still have their jobs.
Always sore losers, NOM insists that impeachment is the only course of action. “The attorney general’s decision to advocate against the state’s marriage law is an egregious violation of his duty,” said NOM board chairman John Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University. “Any other lawyer pulling that kind of nonsense would be disbarred.”
In deciding to have Virginia join in the challenge to the state marriage ban, Herring said he was doing so to be on “the right side of history.” No prize for guessing where that puts NOM.