John Eastman became NOM chairman in September 2011. He is conservative attorney, professor and failed California Attorney General candidate.
When Eastman was running for Attorney General, NOM co-hosted a big ticket D.C. fundraiser for the candidate. During the 2010 cycle, NOM president Brian Brown even described Eastman’s ultimately unsuccessful bid as “one of the most important races in the country.”
Back in 2003, Eastman pushed a very anti-LGBT/pro-”ex-gay” column penned by noted extremist Scott Lively (Google “Scott Lively” and “Uganda” and prepare to be mind-blown). In 2000, Eastman positioned homosexuality as, along with abortion, one of the twentieth centuries’ “twin relics of barbarism.” In that same year, he referred to gay-straight alliances as “incubators of moral relativism.” And perhaps the most insight into the new NOM Chair’s views came when he defended the Boy Scouts’ gay-exclusionary practices in court, applauding the organization for standing against the “currently fashionable view that homosexual conduct is just another legitimate lifestyle choice.“