Brian S. Brown

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Brian Brown
Briansbrown-crop.jpg
Brown speaking at a rally in
Madison, Wisconsin
Born Whittier, California
Nationality American
Education Whittier College
Oxford University
UCLA
Occupation Activist
Organization National Organization for Marriage
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Susan Brown
Children Eight[1]

Brian S. Brown (born c. 1974[1]) is an American co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), and has served as its President since 2010, having previously served as Executive Director. The National Organization for Marriage is a non-profit political organization established in 2007 to work against legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. NOM’s mission is “protecting marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.”

Career[edit]

In 2001, Brown became the executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, a socially conservative organization.[2] On February 10, 2002 Brown presented a testimony in front of the Connecticut House Judiciary Committee on HB 5002 and HB 5001[3]

Brown was NOM's executive director from its founding in 2007 and was additionally named president in 2010, succeeding Maggie Gallagher. NOM led the initiative to pass California’s Proposition 8 in 2008.

In 2012, he announced that NOM would launch a global "Dump Starbucks” campaign in response that company's support for same sex marriage.[4] And in October 2013, Brown announced that The National Organization for Marriage filed a lawsuit in federal court[5] against the Internal Revenue Service for releasing confidential tax documents, the lawsuit was settled for $50,000.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Brown was raised in Whittier, California. At age 25 he converted from Quakerism to Roman Catholicism.[2] He has a bachelor's degree from Whittier College where he was student body president,[1] a master's degree in modern history from Oxford University, and is a C.Phil. at UCLA.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stolberg, Sheryl Gay (March 23, 2013). "Ready to Fight Gay Marriage at Court Door". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "'I Do'? I Don't! Gay Marriage's Worst Opponent". Newsweek. November 15, 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Brown, Brian S. (February 10, 2002). "Transcript of Brian Brown's Prepared Testimony on HB 5001 and 5002". Family Institute of Connecticut Action. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "featured-img AP National Organization For Marriage To Launch 'Dump Starbucks' Campaign". Fox News Channel. March 21, 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "National Organization for Marriage Sues IRS for Releasing Confidential Tax Documents to Human Rights Campaign". Christianpost.com. 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  6. ^ Wenger, Mackenzie (June 24, 2014). "IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group". Politico. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Brian Brown, President". National Organization for Marriage. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 

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