NOM Claims Credit For Bermuda Marriage Repeal

Via press release:

NOM played a significant behind-the-scenes role in the tremendous victory in Bermuda. Our team advised pro-marriage supporters there on strategies to preserve marriage and I travelled there twice to meet with activists from Preserve Marriage Bermuda to discuss potential strategies. In 2016, Bermuda conducted a national referendum to advise the Parliament on whether gay ‘marriage’ should be allowed, with 68% of voters resoundingly rejecting same-sex ‘marriage.’

Despite the overwhelming voter rejection of redefining marriage, in 2017 the Bermuda Supreme Court imposed gay ‘marriage’ on the nation. This proved to be a short-lived ruling as the Preserve Marriage Bermuda coalition rallied supporters to demand that marriage be restored.

This past December, the Bermuda Parliament passed a law repealing same-sex ‘marriage.’ This week the British government of Theresa May announced that it would not block the repeal of same-sex marriage (Bermuda is a British territory) and Governor John Rankin promptly signed the repeal legislation into law.

So much for the arc of history. NOM heartily congratulates the people of Bermuda and the leadership of Preserve Marriage Bermuda. Their efforts are a powerful proof point that the “inevitability” of same-sex ‘marriage is a lie and that the fight for marriage can be won, even when the judicial elite think they can impose their will on a country, as tragically occurred here in the U.S.

CNBC reports:

Ryan Bennington and his husband have changed their anniversary plans. Bennington has been to Bermuda more than 30 times and even celebrated his 30th birthday there. He always found the people warm and welcoming. “It’s unfortunate, but I make my voice heard through my wallet whether at home or in my travels,” Bennington explained in an email.

“Bermuda will have a backlash,” Justin Nelson, the president and co-founder of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, wrote in an email. “Countries and travels brands know that LGBT inclusive tourism is big business — and Bermuda is going to suffer painful economic losses because of its decision to turn back the clock on same-sex marriages.”

Nelson says more than 80 percent of the American LGBT population has passports, compared to about 40 percent for the rest of the population. He estimates the economic impact of LGBT travel worldwide at more than $100 billion. “Our communities make conscientious decisions based upon who has demonstrated policies that have our backs,” Nelson wrote.

  • perversatile

    Howler Monkey says what?

  • bkmn

    NOM is like Trump – taking credit for things they didn’t do, but never taking responsibility for what they actually did.

    • David J

      Trump NEVER did anything, just had money.. NOM, never did anything, just WANTS money.

      • RoFaWh

        Trump had money?

        You could’ve fooled me, given what we’ve learned about him (to our intense sorrow).

      • Bernie Keefe


      • northern_neighbour

        NOM just wants $$$ nowadays, as always. but they did a lot of EVIL to us back in Maggie’s day, Gallagher and all her cronies, Robert George, Thomas Peters, Jennifer Morse, and their horrible push for State Constitutional laws against Equal Marriage, struck down in 2015 by SCOTUS. EVIL, EVIL, EVIL, EVIL, EVIL so-called ‘Christian’ LIES & HATRED. And still at it. FUCK THEM ALL TO ETERNAL HELLFIRE FOREVER!

  • David J

    Of course they would. Let’s look at Bermuda: population, about 65,000, tourists per year, about 1/3 million, mostly for less than one day, from cruises, about 15,000 for more than a week, most of them Americans and Canadians, and about 3000 British and 1000 others.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      KellyAnne: Almost! Just need a few more coats of shellac. Don’t rush me!!

    • safari

      I’m planning on going to bed around 8 or 9. I woke up yesterday morning.

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        I’ve been up since the dawn of man. But I’m still fresh as a daisy, doll.
        —KA, Kelly if you’re nasty

    • perversatile

      You’ve seen her on Television
      as the Crypt Keeper.
      You know her as the spokes model for
      ”The Desiccating Effect of Evil”
      and as ”The Very Picture of Venality”
      Let’s welcome to the stage
      for one of her rare daylight appearances-
      KellyAnne Conway!

      • RoFaWh

        Someone need to whisper into the Conway thing’s nearest ear “every time you lie, dear, you get another wrinkle.”

    • Nail biter and cuticle picker…girl hide your hands!

    • Ninja0980

      I wonder what the Crypt Keeper had been up to lately..

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        All the gays love me. I’m an icon of female empowerment, Love. You know it’s all just a game, silly. Let’s go have a drinkiepoo. My kids are tied to the bed. kidding! (they are)

    • AmeriCanadian
      • TuuxKabin

        Well, you’re just precious. And pretty in Pink. Darlon lik’ thing.

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent
      • Snarkaholic

        Yes, she’s the Wicked “C”-Hag!

    • Kissmagrits

      Good God! She’s bitten her nails right down to the quick….but then look
      who she’s been babysitting for the last year and a half.

  • Boreal

    A failed organization with 1 employee on the books.

    • safari

      To be fair, he is hefty.

      • Boreal

        Ok, an employee and a half.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      … and rapidly dwindling donations.

    • Cuberly Deux

      His metamorphosis into Bill Donahue 2.0 is well underway.

  • Ninja0980

    Washed up has been says what?

  • AmeriCanadian

    Such twisted logic. In their minds, they preserve marriage by making some marriages unlawful. Yep, makes total sense.

    • Steverino

      Oh, they are all in favor of preserving marriage. Just not “‘“‘“‘“‘“marriage.”’”’”’”’”’

  • Silver Badger

    He and Todd Starnes are looking more and more alike with each picture. Could they be long lost twins? If so, can we lose them again?

  • Tread

    Aww. Idiot still trying to make himself relevant.

  • American Patriot

    Gay guys have lots of disposable income for the most part. Why not spend your money in America, like the USVI, Puerto Rico?

  • Sam_Handwich

    I’ve never been to Bermuda, never wanted to go and now never will.

    • AmeriCanadian

      I have thought about going. It’s totally crossed off my list now.

    • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

      I went once. It was the mid-80s. Intensely closeted and claustrophobic. But pretty.

      • TuuxKabin

        Temperature or decade? /S

        • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen


          • TuuxKabin

            Ja! My favorite answer.

    • Steverino

      I’ve never even worn their shorts.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Will he take credit for their economy tanking?

  • greenmanTN

    I like the picture Joe uses of Brian Brown. He looks like a howler monkey with a stick up its ass, which is quite fitting.

    I like the one of him crying too.

    • Kissmagrits

      The very shape of his mouth makes me think…..nah, I wouldn’t chance it.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    So Brian should move to Bermuda and focus his efforts there.

  • RossPDX
    Fine. Have your little island. We’ll take the rest of the hemisphere.

  • margaretpoa

    Well Bermuda is off my list along with Jamaica. I’m sure your heterosexuality will carry you through when your tourism revenue plummets because LGBTQ people who are currently visiting there or planning to visit there stop doing so..

  • Mikey

    I have a couple of friends, a heterosexual couple, who cancelled their plans to go to Costa Rica.
    I’m sure that they aren’t the only allies out there who could hurt the tourism industry of these intolerant little $hitholes.

  • lymis

    Somebody doesn’t understand how “arc of history” works.

  • JWC

    liar liar

  • Barry William Teske

    “ …the “inevitability” of same-sex ‘marriage is a lie and that the fight for marriage can be won, even when the judicial elite think they can impose their will on a country…”

    Proof the straight-holes ‘only when needs be profitable ‘evilicals’ are truly ignorant of both international law and white peoples law regarding this ‘fight’ over the act to love.
    It is concussion time Brian ‘Nom’ Brown.
    Be ready!

    So I will park this right here…

  • SammySeattle

    “So much for the arc of history. NOM heartily congratulates the people of Bermuda and the leadership of Preserve Marriage Bermuda.”
    The arc of history is long, Mr. Brown, and in the course of human history, we’ve scarcely begun. Be warned, your time is nearing its end.

  • ted-

    When is he going to die?

  • Dazzer

    I was really lucky when it came to Bermuda.

    There were two people at my university who I met independently and within minutes decided I despised them. Unfortunately, I had to work with them – separately – during my university career.

    Two years later, they got together, married and moved to Bermuda.

    So I’ve known for a couple of decades that I’d never ever want to go to that benighted isle.

    After this decision, I decided to find out what had happened to them – just in case they were leading lights in denying other people’s rights (which would have been entirely in keeping with their personalities).

    They’re still together (for which I’m grateful – they’re not inflicting their essential awfulness on any other people), but unfortunately they’ve spawned and created three lumpen progeny to crawl around the planet consuming more oxygen and water than they’re worth.

    But so long as they restrict themselves to Bermuda, I’m not to bothered.

    Bermuda is the Jurassic Park of bigots and unutterably ghastly life forms. Frankly, if someone dropped a nuclear bomb on it, I’m not sure I could even feign the slightest flicker of sympathy.

  • RickCabral

    Queenie La Churchmouse waits for chickenshittery to occur somewhere then pounces and claims credit. And then gets paid for it.

    • castaway

      She is still sticking pins in her gay son and he is flinching but tolerating it as he is set to inherit all her ill gotten gains when she finally explodes.

      • castaway

        Oops, this was a reply to orion dumptee’s question above.

  • orion dumptee

    what ever happened to maggie? did the rope break on her mooring mast ?

    • Gianni

      And she just blew out to sea. One can always hope.

      • orion dumptee

        ha ha ha…

  • RoFaWh

    He’s jusr pulling a “trump”, claiming credit for something he had nothing to do with.

    That’s purely a guess, but the rwers and tpers are such liars it’s not a bad guess.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Washington, and Ireland made history by approving (or at least safeguarding) minority rights at the ballot box. Bermuda is the first to roll back progress instead.

  • scream4ever

    They fail to mention that Bermuda legalized Domestic Partnerships when they repealed marriage, which NOM also hates. I fully expect this will return to the courts again as soon as another couple wants to marry, and it will play out like Prop 8 in California.

  • Dale Snyder

    “behind-the-scenes role”

    You are such a lying two-ton piece of fugly christian filth.

  • Dear Brian Brown: The arc of history is longer than the last two weeks. This is a blip.

  • hdtex
  • Kevin Andrews

    No more Gay Money for Bermuda from me. Oops.
    The Missionary of Hate are howling tonight.

  • Acronym Jim

    I keep reading the headline as NOM claims credit for the Bermuda Triangle; which would make sense since all logic, intelligence, and empathy disappears for anyone entering their zone of influence.

  • JamesStone

    How is this guy still getting a paycheck?
    Whenever I hear the term “imposing marriage “ on people I often wonder who is forcing straight people to marry gay people?
    Voting on the rights of compete strangers is just so wrong..
    I wish people would just stop trying to stick their noses in other people’s business..

  • HappyDance904

    Perfect little “O” face…bahahaha He must go to a lot of glory holes!

  • The silver lining is that with global warming, Bermuda won’t continue to exist long enough to experience a backlash.