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Surprise, Surprise: Nobody Came to the Anti-Gay 'March for Marriage' in D.C. 

Surprise, Surprise: Nobody Came to the Anti-Gay 'March for Marriage' in D.C.

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An attempt orchestrated by the National Organization of Marriage. 

A march against same-sex marriage took place last Saturday, and approximately 50 people showed up to support.

Despite an ad for the event online, very few people actually came to the "March for Marriage," located in Washington D.C. The attempted march was orchestrated and hosted by Brian Brown, leader of the National Organization of Marriage.

Brown seems to have a pretty deep well of excuses when it comes to explaining this year's low attendance rate, and managed to compare the "cause" to that of abolitionists, according to Queerty. He also blamed the lack of time to promote the event due to delays with permits, despite the fact that the NOM Facebook event had a total of zero RSVPs.

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Queerty reports that in 2013, the event had approximately 2,000-15,000 people attending, and attendance has been dropping ever since. This is a serious dip for a four year time period either way, one which probably isn't explainable just because of "permit delays" or being a "minority."

Maybe Brown should attend a Pride march to get an understanding on how it's done.

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