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Anti-gay hate groups sounding upbeat ahead of Supreme Court rulings on marriage

WASHINGTON – Two leaders of anti-gay hate groups are sounding downright cocky about the marriage rulings coming Wednesday morning from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Brian Brown, head of the anti-gay hate group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), waxed positive in a fundraising letter sent to NOM supporters.

Brown urged NOM followers to join him on the steps of the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning to await the high court rulings, while asking for more money in amounts ranging from $10 to $5,000.

“We at NOM remain optimistic. Of course, the Supreme Court should uphold both Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Of the two cases, the Prop 8 case is definitely the most important. If Prop 8 is upheld, it means the Court has found no constitutional right to same-sex marriage, and all the traditional marriage laws in America will be preserved. It's the end of the claim that same-sex marriage is somehow "inevitable." Gay 'marriage' activists will have suffered a catastrophic loss. We feel good about the likelihood of prevailing on Proposition 8. …

“No matter what the Supreme Court does tomorrow, the battle to preserve marriage as God designed it will continue. We ask that you pray this evening for the success of our position before the Supreme Court, for the attorneys and their families who have sacrificed so much to fight for the truth of marriage, and for those of us who will be in the media firestorm tomorrow reacting to whatever the decision may be.”

On Monday, another anti-gay hate group the Family Policy Institute accidentally released quotes the organization had drafted ahead of the rulings as though the Supreme Court rejected both marriage cases, including this gem from its director, Joseph Backholm:

"I applaud the United States Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of the. They were correct to rule that the U.S. Constitution does not include a ‘right’ of same-sex couples to have their relationships officially affirmed as ‘marriages.’ We agree that the public's interest in promoting responsible procreation provides a rational basis for defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The Court did the right thing by permitting the debate over the definition of marriage to continue through the democratic process."

The Supreme Court rulings will be announced shortly after 7 am Wednesday on Pacific time or 10 am on Eastern time.