NOM Wants VA Attorney General Impeached For Doing The RIght Thing

nom_logo_brian_brownThe 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.


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  • Spike

    Typical republicans. Elections have consequences, until they loose, then IMPEACH IMPEACH IMPEACH !!!!!!

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  • CaptainFabulous

    Actually, he, like other AGs are under no obligation to defend a law they believe to be unconstitutional. Why waste taxpayer money when you know you’re only going to lose anyway. That doesn’t seem very prudent.

  • Caleb in SC

    Let the GOP continue its strategy from its same, tired playbook. Such antiquated antics will only serve to hasten its eventual demise. The homophobia, misogyny and xenophobia of the GOP is not playing well with the average American voter and will almost assure that Hillary will win the election in 2016. And they will have no one to blame but themselves.

  • SteveDenver

    The swollen creep who leads it has been trotting all over the globe fighting against marriage equality and losing. NOM and its hand-wringing supporters have been his meal ticket for the past decade. Now he’s simply an echo of Westboro Baptist Church: single-issue and stupidly frantic.

    Conservatives want to impeach all the time, but seem ignorant that there has to be a REASON.

  • Atomicrob

    AG’s can use their discretion if they believe a law is unconstitutional. Brown is on the wrong size of this issue and should be viewed as the bigot he is. Get a new job, Brown!

  • BrianZ

    It is somewhat gratifying to see such a hateful organization in a downward spiral. However I don’t think it wise to assume that they should be ignored, or counted out. So many of the people who originally used queer rights as a wedge issue, and effectively at that, have moved on to Tea Party groups and found new sources of funding and fanaticism. There will likely be beasts to slay for a while to come.

    @Caleb in SC: I am hopeful that the softening in the rhetoric from the Pope on some of these wedge issues gives a boost to non-GOP/Tea Party candidates as well.

  • Caleb in SC

    @BrianZ: I’m hopeful, too!

  • sangsue


    Unfortunately, NOM isn’t dead. They’ve just exported their poison to Africa, Russia and growing parts of Europe. So I guess our gain is their loss. :(

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  • Gman23

    I guess NOM is not for Freedom….they should be tossed out of this Country. How can anyone that believes in Freedom be so anti-freedom! These people are the biggest hypocrites in the world. Period. There is nothing to debate here. They would be happier if this Country was more like Russia. Putin loving Communists.

  • Patsy Stoned

    That picture of Brian Brown(shirt) makes him look appropriately like the constipated nazi he is.

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