NEW YORK — For foes of same-sex marriage, their losing streak keeps growing. Some sense a lost cause, others vow to fight on.
On Election Day in 2012, they went 0-for-4 on state ballot measures. A year ago, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages. And during the past seven months, more than a dozen federal and state judges have struck down part or all of state-level bans on gay marriage, with no rulings going the other way.
Faced with these developments, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will rally Thursday at a March for Marriage in Washington that they hope will draw many thousands.
The event’s main sponsor is the National Organization for Marriage, which engaged in several successful state campaigns against gay marriage before the 2012 votes in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington state that reversed the tide.
The National Organization for Marriage is promoting the march with a website that evokes a ‘‘road to victory’’ and a video featuring dramatic background music.
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