Thursday, September 22, 2011

National Organization for Marriage Announces New Board Chair

The National Organization for Marriage announced on Thursday, Sept. 21, that John Eastman has been appointed chair of the organization's board of directors.

Eastman, the former dean of the Chapman University Law School, is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. NOM President Brian Bond described Eastman as "one of America's foremost constitutional scholars" who has proven himself as a "fierce advocate for families and religious liberty."

"As a legal scholar, he has participated in dozens of cases before our nation's highest courts, including the United States Supreme Court," added Bond in a statement that announced Eastman's appointment. "When important constitutional principles are on the line, people frequently turn to John Eastman to advocate a conservative, pro-family position. He will be a great asset to NOM."

Eastman succeeds Maggie Gallagher as chair of NOM's Board of Directors.

"My original intention in co-founding the National Organization for Marriage was to launch a politically sophisticated national activist organization to fight for the views of millions of Americans who believe that marriage is and should remain the union of husband and wife," said Gallagher, who will remain on NOM's Board. "I think it's fair to say that NOM has been launched, and is now far more successful than even I dreamed (and I dreamed big!) I'm grateful to NOM's President Brian Brown for leading this organization, and the addition of an eminent public intellectual like John Eastman to the NOM team is a great sign as we move forward to the battles ahead."

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