Don't let the organization's title fool you. The National Organization for Marriage is a very anti-gay marriage "grassroots" political action organization, a group who's mission is "to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it", a group that spearheaded the start of the Proposition 8 campaign in California to ban same-sex marriage. Please watch their new upcoming TV ad, "A Gathering Storm": YouTube - NOM - Gathering Storm With the legalization of gay marriage in Iowa last week and Vermont this week, the N.O.M. released a statement: "Today is indeed a sad day, but let all of us who understand that marriage is the union of a husband and wife redouble our commitment to ensuring that same-sex marriage does not spread throughout our nation, that religious liberty is protected, and ultimately that marriage is restored in these states as well for the sake of our children and grandchildren." -------------------- The National Organization for Marriage sharpened its campaign tactics during California's Prop 8 battle by pouring donation dollars into a television commercial bombardment (anti-gay marriage commercials I must have seen at least 3 dozens times during the weeks leading up to November 4): YouTube - Yes on 8 TV Ad: It's Already Happened YouTube - Proposition 8 commercial The group's president, syndicated columnist Maggie Gallagher, a "leading voice in the new marriage movement", is the author of three books, "The Case for Marriage: Why Married People are Happier, Healthier, and Better-Off Financially", "The Abolition of Marriage: How We Destroy Lasting Love" and "Enemies of Eros: How the Sexual Revolution is Destroying Family, Marriage and Sex".